Scale scores

Academic Performance Calculation

In California and many states, Academic Performance is defined as "Difference From Standard" (DFS), where "standard" is zero on a scale of -300 to +200.

The "Met Min" number below converts to a DFS of zero, which is the minimum number to meet the standard.

But DFS is not provided in the downloadable research files. Instead a Mean Scale Score is provided.

Simply subtract the "Min Max" number for the grade and test type in the table below from the Mean Scale Score to get the DFS.

For complete instructions, see: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/cm/acadindcal.asp

1.
Standard
NOT Met
2.
Standard
Nearly Met
3.
Standard
Met
4.
Standard
Exceeed
Test name Test ID Grade Min Max Not
met
min
Not
met
max
Nearly
met
min
Nearly
met
max
Met min Met
max
Exceeed
min
Exceeded
max
SB - English Language Arts/Literacy 1 3 2114 2623 2114 2366 2367 2431 2432 2489 2490 2623
SB - English Language Arts/Literacy 1 4 2131 2663 2131 2415 2416 2472 2473 2532 2533 2663
SB - English Language Arts/Literacy 1 5 2201 2701 2201 2441 2442 2501 2502 2581 2582 2701
SB - English Language Arts/Literacy 1 6 2210 2724 2210 2456 2457 2530 2531 2617 2618 2724
SB - English Language Arts/Literacy 1 7 2258 2745 2258 2478 2479 2551 2552 2648 2649 2745
SB - English Language Arts/Literacy 1 8 2288 2769 2288 2486 2487 2566 2567 2667 2668 2769
SB - English Language Arts/Literacy 1 1 2299 2795 2299 2492 2493 2582 2583 2681 2682 2795
SB - Mathematics 2 3 2189 2621 2189 2380 2381 2435 2436 2500 2501 2621
SB - Mathematics 2 4 2204 2659 2204 2410 2411 2484 2485 2548 2549 2659
SB - Mathematics 2 5 2219 2700 2219 2454 2455 2527 2528 2578 2579 2700
SB - Mathematics 2 6 2235 2748 2235 2472 2473 2551 2552 2609 2610 2748
SB - Mathematics 2 7 2250 2778 2250 2483 2484 2566 2567 2634 2635 2778
SB - Mathematics 2 8 2265 2802 2265 2503 2504 2585 2586 2652 2653 2802
SB - Mathematics 2 11 2280 2862 2280 2542 2543 2627 2628 2717 2718 2862