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0. 1 Formula for calculating a z score. raw score - mean standard deviation or or where X = raw score u = population mean o = population standard deviation X = sample mean s - sample standard deviation Interpreting z Scores z scores tell researchers instantly how large or small an individual score is relative to other scores in the distribution. 5 standard deviations below the mean on that exam. 29 standard deviation units above the mean on the exam. Let's pause here and think for a moment about what z scores do not tell us.

1 Formula for calculating a z score. raw score - mean standard deviation or or where X = raw score u = population mean o = population standard deviation X = sample mean s - sample standard deviation Interpreting z Scores z scores tell researchers instantly how large or small an individual score is relative to other scores in the distribution. 5 standard deviations below the mean on that exam. 29 standard deviation units above the mean on the exam. Let's pause here and think for a moment about what z scores do not tell us.

To do this, we need to remember that the 90th percentile is 40 percentile points above the mean, so we are looking for the z score at which 40% of the distribution falls between the mean and this z score. , the percentage of the distribution that falls between the mean and the z score or the percentage that falls above the z score), and often both. 28. 28. Step 2: Convert this z score back into the original unit of measurement. Remember that the SAT-math test is measured on a scale from 0 to 800.