##### Oct 17, 2018 · The first reference also seems to be talking about my third meaning, using the word in, though that does not fit the definition they just gave: The term percentile and the related term percentile rank are often used in the reporting of scores from norm-referenced tests

Jul 03, 2019 · 75th percentile means that 75% of the accepted students made a 1570 or below on the test and that 25% of the accepted students scored above a 1570

##### The following table provides an example of an occupations percentile wages: The hourly wage estimates in this example indicate that: 10% of employees earn less than $11

If you know that your score is in the 90th percentile, that means you scored better than 90% of people who took the test

##### In contrast, there are many formulas or algorithms for a percentile score

one of 99 actual or notional values of a variable dividing its distribution into 100 groups with equal frequencies; the 90th percentile is the value of a variable such that 90% of the relevant population is below that valueAlso called: centile A percentile is a value below which a given percentage of values in a data set fall

##### For example, on the map of daily streamflow conditions a river discharge at the 90th percentile is equal to or greater than 90 percent of the discharge values recorded on this day of the year during all years that measurements have been made

The 75th percentile is the value at which 25% of the answers lie above that value and 75% of the answers lie below that value

##### one of the 100 equal parts that a set of people or things is divided into, when you are comparing a particular characteristic relating to them: His salary put him in the 75th percentile of chief executives

The percentile of a given value is determined by the percentage of the values that are smaller than that value

##### So if a student scored a percentile rank of 87, it would mean that they performed better than 87% of the other students in his norm group

The 99th percentile can mean different things and we will start by giving you a couple of examples: Test Score: This may be the most common place where percentile is used in daily life

##### Define 50th percentile

Okbut why is that useful? Imagine you are the administrator for a large website