Should raw scores or T scores be used to report results?

Answer:  For evaluating a particular child, T scores are helpful for indicating the degree to which the child deviates from normative samples of peers on each scale.  However, for statistical analyses of syndrome scales and DSM-oriented scales, raw scores should be used because the T scores are truncated at 50. For statistical analyses of Internalizing, Externalizing, and Total Problems, raw scores and T scores will usually produce similar results.  Chapter 12 discusses the different uses of raw scores and T scores in detail.  

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