# T-Scores

## T-Scores

• T-scores are ‘Transformed Scores’ used to standardise raw scores across the level or  cohort.
• T-scores give the relative rank or position of a  pupil’s performance compared to all the other  pupils in that subject in the same exam.
• T-scores can be computed for individual  subjects and then summed up as a single  aggregate T-score, say in the case of PSLE.
• T-scores allow pupils to be ranked fairly.

## How are T-Scores calculated in PSLE?

• As mentioned, T-score is the transformed or adjusted score a student will get for a subject, after factoring in the level or cohort’s mean and SD for that subject.

• Formula for T-Score X = Raw score of student in the subject
Y = Average or Mean Score of the level or cohort
Z = Standard Deviation (SD) of the level or cohort Standard Deviation (SD) is the spread of the marks around the average.

## Why Standard Deviation (SD) matters?

• Here is an example to illustrate that with the same mean, SD
or the spread of marks can vary.
• Example 1 –
Allan, Bernard and Charles have \$45, \$50 and \$55 respectively. They have an average of \$50 each.

Example 2 –
Dan, Edward and Frank have \$10, \$50 and \$90 respectively. They also have an average of \$50 each.

• In Example 1, the spread (from \$45 and \$55 to average of
\$50) is smaller than the spread
• in Example 2 (from \$10 and \$90 to average of \$50)
• Conclusion: Despite having the same mean, Example 1’s data have a smaller SD or “spread from the mean” as compared to that of Example 2

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Oct 06, 2015 by Carol Toh

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