# Is a standard score of 85 average?

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education
standardized testing

**Standard Score**.

**average scores**. Most students earn

**scores**that fall in the range of

**85**to 115. Many school psychologists and test publishers use the following categories to help explain

**average standard scores**: Low

**Average**80 – 89;

**Average**90 – 109; High

**Average**110 – 119.

Simply so, what is the percentile rank for a standard score of 85?

If your child earns a **standard score of 85** (SS = **85**) on a test, his **percentile rank** is 16 (PR = 16). Eighty-four percent of his peers earned higher **scores** on the test.

Z score | Standard score | Percentile |
---|---|---|

1.00 | 115 | 84 |

0.95 | 114 | 82 |

0.90 | 114 | 82 |

0.85 | 113 | 81 |

Secondly, what percentile is considered average?

For most standardized assessments, 'average' ranges from the **25 ^{th}** to the 75

^{th}percentile. Fifty percent of the population will fall in the average range, whether we are talking about height, reading scores, or intelligence.

Standard Deviation/Standard/Scaled Score Correspondence | ||
---|---|---|

Standard Deviation (SD) | Standard Score | Scaled Score |

1 SD below mean | Between 70 and 85 | Between 4 and 7 |

1.5 SD below mean | 77.5 | 5.5 |

2 SD below mean | 70 or below | 4 or below |