standard score


: an individual test score expressed as the deviation from the mean score of the group in units of standard deviation

Examples of standard score in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Transforming the standard scores to T-Scores having a mean of 50, a standard deviation of 10, and a range of 0 to 100 (except in unusual circumstances). WSJ, 5 Dec. 2017 These firms collect data on cyberattacks and try to create standard scoring systems to indicate the likelihood that a company will suffer an attack or won’t be able to adequately respond to one. Adam Janofsky, WSJ, 17 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of standard score was in 1921

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“Standard score.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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