What does an asterisk next to a students’ scaled score mean? 

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CommonLit strives to provide accurate and reliable information about student performance to teachers and administrators. Consequently, students who do not complete at least 80% of an assessment’s questions will be flagged using an asterisk. CommonLit’s scoring procedure treats not answering a question the same as getting a question wrong, so a student who misses a lot of questions will have a low score, even if they may have answered those missed questions correctly. When interpreting these students’ assessment scores, teachers and administrators should use other data points to determine whether or not the scores accurately reflect these students’ abilities.