standard score

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Definition of standard score 

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

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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, "Methodology for the Management Top 250 Company Rankings," 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, "Cyberinsurers Look to Measure Risk," 17 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of standard score

1921, in the meaning defined above

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