Interpretation of InView Results
By Inderbir Kaur Sandhu, Ph.D
My son's InView results came in. I am unable to understand it. Please assist.
(Range 116 - 125). Mean: 100. SD: 16. Age of child: 8
National Percentile scores shown below are what candidate got:
Quantitative Reasoning: 96
Total Nonverbal Score: 63
Verbal Reasoning - Words: 80
Verbal Reasoning - Context: 96
Total Verbal Score: 95
Total Score: 94
Also, question #2: How on Earth can the total of non-verbal be: 63, if
the 2 items above it - each are 90?
The InView section is specifically formulated to measure skills and
abilities directly related to academic success such as verbal reasoning,
sequences, analogies, and quantitative reasoning. This helps in the
planning of programmes for students, diagnose possible learning
disabilities, and screen students for placement into special programs.
The CSI (Cognitive Skills Index) is derived from this portion.
This test claims that the "CSI scores from InView provide a highly
reliable measure of overall academic aptitude which is valuable
information for guidance, activities planning, and special program
identification. Anticipated Achievement scores allow one to compare
student performance with that of similar individuals and groups". Bear in
mind that the InView does not measure all aspects of cognitive
abilities. Since it is intended for use in schools, emphasis is placed
on reasoning abilities that are important for success in an educational
program rather than other cognitive abilities. In short, the InView
(ability) scores indicate the potential the student has for learning
The average score is 100 and your son scored 120, which is above
average. The National Percentile (NP) score is a score that ranks test
performances from 1 to 99. For example, a NP score (or rank) of 63 means
that the student's score is higher than the scores of 63 per cent of the
students in the norm group for that grade and time of year. However,
note that the NP is a non-equal-interval scale, meaning that the
distance between two NPs has different meanings at different points on
the scale. Thus, NPs cannot be treated arithmetically; that is, they
cannot be averaged directly. The nonverbal scores are first scaled from
raw scores then converted to a percentile score. They are not to be
averaged - there is a system in doing this, which is based on referenced
Hope that helps your understanding. Best of luck!