# Raw score calculator :

Welcome to the Raw Score Calculator. This utility calculates the raw score from a given Z-score, mean, and standard deviation. Simply enter the relevant values to receive your findings, along with a step-by-step solution.

## Why use a raw score calculator?

Using a raw score calculator makes it easy to convert Z-scores back to their original format. This is especially useful in educational settings, standardized testing, and psychological assessments, where understanding the original scores in context with the population is crucial.

## Understanding Raw Scores and Z-Scores

A raw score is the original data point in a dataset. When we transform the raw score to a Z-score, we standardize it using the dataset's mean and standard deviation. The Z-score indicates how many standard deviations a given score is from the mean. This is handy for comparing scores across multiple datasets or scales.

### How to calculate raw Scores

The formula for calculate the raw score (x) from a Z-score (z) is:

\( \mathrm{x = \mu + z \times \sigma} \)

Where:

- \(\mu\) is the mean of the dataset.
- \(\sigma\) is the standard deviation of the dataset.
- z is the Z-score.

### Examples of Raw Score Calculations

Let's say the mean score of a test is 70, the standard deviation is 10, and you have a Z-score of 1.5. Using our formula:

\( \mathrm{x = 70 + 1.5 \times 10 = 85} \)

Therefore, the raw score corresponding to a Z-score of 1.5 is 85.

### Tips for Accurate Calculations

Check that the mean and standard deviation are correctly calculated from the dataset. Errors in these values will have an impact on the raw score calculation's accuracy. Double-check your Z-score to ensure that it was appropriately calculated from the data.