Smarter Balanced Scale Score Ranges

Scale score ranges for English Language\Literacy Arts and Mathematics, by Content Area, Grade Level, and Achievement Level.

English Language Arts/Literacy Scale Score Ranges
Grade Min Scale Score Max Scale Score Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Not Met Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Nearly Met Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Met Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Exceeded
3 2114 2623 2114–2366 2367–2431 2432–2489 2490–2623
4 2131 2663 2131–2415 2416–2472 2473–2532 2533–2663
5 2201 2701 2201–2441 2442–2501 2502–2581 2582–2701
6 2210 2724 2210–2456 2457–2530 2531–2617 2618–2724
7 2258 2745 2258–2478 2479–2551 2552–2648 2649–2745
8 2288 2769 2288–2486 2487–2566 2567–2667 2668–2769
11 2299 2795 2299–2492 2493–2582 2583–2681 2682–2795


Mathematics Scale Score Ranges
Grade Min Scale Score Max Scale Score Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Not Met Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Nearly Met Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Met Achievement Level Scale Score Range for Standard Exceeded
3 2189 2621 2189–2380 2381–2435 2436–2500 2501–2621
4 2204 2659 2204–2410 2411–2484 2485–2548 2549–2659
5 2219 2700 2219–2454 2455–2527 2528–2578 2579–2700
6 2235 2748 2235–2472 2473–2551 2552–2609 2610–2748
7 2250 2778 2250–2483 2484–2566 2567–2634 2635–2778
8 2265 2802 2265–2503 2504–2585 2586–2652 2653–2802
11 2280 2862 2280–2542 2543–2627 2628–2717 2718–2862