Test Norms and Interpretation
 Test Norms and Interpretation

 

The TSI uses a number of methods that assist teachers in determining where their test scores fit into the "larger picture." First, each teacher's Total Stress Score can be compared in a relative fashion with the anchor points on the 1-to-5 strength-rating scale. Second, a direct comparison of the Total Stress Score and the subscale scores can be made to those yielded by the aggregate norm group of 3,401 teachers to determine whether the respondent is experiencing significantly stronger or weaker stress than the "typical" teacher. Third, TSI total and subscale scores can be compared to the decile charts developed using the data provided by the norm sample. These comparisons can be made with respect to the entire group, to special education teachers, to regular education teachers, to male teachers, to female teachers, to elementary teachers, to middle school teachers, and/or to secondary teachers.