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Scores and Interpretations


Psychologists often hear statements such as, My child is in the 75th percentile in reading, or The child has an IQ one standard deviation below the mean. Using Figure 3-6 (see attached file), describe to a novice the meaning of these statements, comparing them to other terms used when describing scores within a normal distribution.

Anastasi, A., & Urbina, S. (1997). Psychological testing (7th ed.). pg. 48-83. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. [250 Word Count excluding In text and References.]
Question 2
What is the greatest drawback of percentile scores? Why? How can this be overcome most effectively?
[250 word count Max. In text, citation required. Two scholarly references should be included in addition to Anastasi, A., & Urbina, S. (1997). Psychological testing (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Write in 3rd person scholarly writing. No quotes please.] This is a personally developed question not an assignment or home work.

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