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Set up: High Score Calculation

The following are the steps an Admissions Lab staff member should take when a client wishes to adopt the High Score calculation feature. Early changes to this set up are desirable if the client plans to utilize high score calculation.

NOTE:

  • SAT is noted as the preferred test when the client account is created, so high score calculation is based on individual test using SAT.  (There is no comparison for ACT scores in the go live set up.)

  • Clients can choose to calculate the high score based on the highest subscores of a test, or based on the highest overall test (using scores from one sitting of the test)

            

HIGH SCORE CALCULATION

Complete the following steps:

  INDIVIDUAL TEST 

     If the client plans to display high score from an individual test:

1. Update the desired test as “preferred.” Access Score Names (via Admin) and select the parent test. Update the preferred field to YES.

2. In the system settings, indicate the method for calculating the high score for that test.  (Settings - System Settings - Main)

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

1.Highest Critical Reading + Math (uses subscores from multiple tests if appropriate)

2.Highest Critical Reading + Math + Writing (uses subscores from multiple tests if appropriate)

3.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:

1.Highest subscores (uses subscores from multiple tests if appropriate)

2.Highest composite (does not combine subscores from multiple tests)

3. If there are existing records in the database that need to be evaluated for high score, contact Doug or Susan to run SQL query routines against the existing records.

COMPARISON TEST

If the client plans to display high score based on a comparison of two tests:

1.Update the desired test as “preferred.” Access Score Names (via Settings) and select the parent test. Update the preferred field to YES.

2.Use the client supplied test score concordance to set up the score conversions.(Settings – Score conversions)There should be an entry for every possible score outcome of the alternate test.For example, if SAT is the preferred test and ACT is the alternate, the score conversion table should have 36 entries – one for each possible outcome of the ACT. (Note: The conversion tables don't generally go below an ACT of 11, but there should be entries for 36, 35, 34, etc...)

3. In the system settings, indicate the method for calculating the high score for that test. (Settings - System Settings - Main)

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

1.Highest Critical Reading + Math (uses subscores from multiple tests if appropriate)

2.Highest Critical Reading + Math + Writing (uses subscores from multiple tests if appropriate)

3.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:

1.Highest subscores (uses subscores from multiple tests if appropriate)

2.Highest composite (does not combine subscores from multiple tests)

4. If there are existing records in the database that need to be evaluated for high score, contact Doug or Susan to run SQL query routines against the existing records.


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