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.
Articles in this section
- Assessment Series Quick Start Guide for Teachers
- CommonLit Assessment Series: Score Interpretation FAQs
- What do the CommonLit Assessment Series assessments cover?
- What are scaled scores in the CommonLit Assessment Series?
- How can scaled scores be compared across time?
- How should students' scaled scores be used on the CommonLit Assessment Series?
- What is an Assessment Series percentile ranking and how should it be interpreted?
- What information is included in the Assessment Series data displays?
- What does an asterisk next to a students’ scaled score mean?
- How should the Mid-Year Assessment Series data be interpreted?