standard score

noun

Definition of 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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First Known Use of standard score

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Standard score.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/standard%20score. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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