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Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) Scale Score Cut Points for Reading, Mathematics, Sc​ience, Writing, and Social Science

Subject Academic Warning (Level 1) Below Standards (Level 2) Meets Standards (Level 3) Exceeds Standards (Level 4)
Reading 120-134 135-154 155-177 178-200
Mathematics 120-135 136-155 156-178 179-200
Science 120-135 136-157 158-177 178-200
Writing1 120-130 131-155 156-182 183-200
Writing2 120-132 133-154 155-178 179-200
Social Science3 120-136 137-153 154-173 174-200

1 These scale score cut points apply to PSAE Writing from 2007 through 2011 and 2014.
2 These scale score cut points apply to PSAE Writing from 2001 through 2004.
3 These scale score cut points apply to PSAE Social Science from 2001 through 2004.

Notes:

  • PSAE Writing was not assessed in 2005, 2006, 2012, or 2013.
  • Beginning in 2008, the scoring methodology for Reading, Mathematics, and Science was adjusted in order to comply with a Federal Peer Review recommendation.​​

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