Grade Equivalent (GE) Score

Grade Equivalent scores range from 0.0 to 12.9+. They represent how a student's test performance compares with that of other students nationally. (Because Star Math norms go no lower than grade 1, the GE for a score below the minimum for GE 1.0 will be reported as “< 1”.)

For example, if a 5th-grade student has a GE of 7.6, the student's score is equal to that of a typical 7th grader after the sixth month of the school year. This score does not necessarily mean that the student is capable of doing class work at the 7th-grade level. It only indicates that the student's skills are well above average for his or her grade level.

A GE score preceded by a "greater than" sign (>) is a capped score. GE scores in excess of three grade levels above the student's actual grade are capped, meaning that such GE scores are shown as "> [student's actual grade level + 3]." This prevents the misinterpretation that students with excessively high GE scores are capable of work at those higher grades.

Grade Equivalents can be found in the following reports: