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High Score Calculation

The High Score Calculation feature will allow the generation and display of a newly calculated high score based on the institution's preference. 

The High Score calculation is initiated with entry of a new test score via manual entry or import. Only “official” scores will be used in the calculation process.  Once calculated, the high score can be viewed on the Details tab of the person record.  It is also available for use in Advanced Find and Analytics.

Calculation Options:

The High Score field can be used to display:
  • Individual High Score – high score based on one type of test only, i.e. high score based only on ACT 
  • Comparison High Score – high score based on a comparison of ACT and SAT where the high score is displayed in the format of the preferred test. This option requires a test score concordance. 
High SAT scores can be calculated using one of the following options: 
  • Highest Critical Reading + Math (uses subscores from multiple tests if appropriate) 
  • Highest Critical Reading + Math + Writing (uses subscores from multiple tests if appropriate) We generally do not recommend the use of the Writing sub-score in this process because there is no standard concordance for that test structure. If using this option, you will need to provide a new test score concordance.
  • Highest overall total from one test date (does not combine subscores from multiple tests) 

High ACT scores can be calculated using one of the following options:

  • Highest subscores (uses subscores from multiple tests if appropriate) 
  • Highest composite (does not combine subscores from multiple tests) 
The Steps in the Process to calculate High Score are here:
  • For each score type (SAT and ACT) retrieve each set of sub-scores (four for ACT, 2 or 3 for SAT based on whether Writing should be included)
  • Put these in order and select the highest one of the set
  • Add the ACT sub-scores together and divide by 4 to get the highest ACT composite based on the highest sub-scores. Null values are treated as 0.
  • Add the SAT sub-scores together to get the highest SAT combined score using the highest sub_scores. Null values are treated as 0.
  • Based on the preferred test, convert any secondary test to its equivalent primary test (ACT Preferred, convert SAT to ACT; SAT Preferred, convert ACT to SAT).
  • Once converted, rank order the two scores highest to lowest, select the highest.
  • Replace the high score for the person with this newly calculated high score.

Test Score Concordance

A test score concordance table is required if the high score calculation will be based on a comparison of scores from two different tests.

The concordance table must be supplied in the following format:

Alternate Test Name

Preferred Test Name

High Score Value

High Score Value

High Score Value

High Score Value

High Score Value

High Score Value

Example: If the preferred test is ACT, the table should be submitted as displayed below. The table must include a value for every possible outcome of the Alternate Test. In the example below, a high SAT score of 1300 would display as 29 in the High Score field.

Alternate: SAT

Preferred: ACT

1270

27

1280

28

1290

29

1300

29

...

...

Getting Started

Submit the desired high score calculation process to the support team. 


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