Students will receive a score report with a scaled score, a percentile rank, and a stanine for the first four sections of the test.
The scaled score, which ranges from 760-940, is based on the number of correct answers but may include adjustments for slight differences in the tests administered on different dates. The ERB does not deduct any points for incorrect answers, so you should not leave any questions blank on the test. With that in mind, pacing and timing will play a big role among common test-taking strategies that your tutor will review with you.
The essay is ungraded, but is sent to each school to which the student is applying.
The percentile rank shows how the student compares with other students in the same grade who have taken the test over the past three years. For example, a student who scores in the 58th percentile on the math achievement section scored better than 58% of students in his norm group.
The stanine score is often used as the primary indicator of a student’s performance by a school’s admissions department. Here is a table which breaks down each stanine score in terms of percentile.