Each question has a point value. 1/3 of questions are 3 points each, 1/3 – 4 points each, 1/3 – 5 points each. The sum of earned points is the student’s result.

The result in Math Kangaroo is called the score. The score is the sum of points earned by a student in the competition. We use Scantron hardware, software, and answer cards to process the answers and obtain the results for the paper test participation. The online tests are graded by the electronic software. Each question has its point value displayed on the test booklet or the electronic test. A student earns the points when he/she marks answers properly. There are no points taken away for answering the question incorrectly.

The students who earn the twenty highest scores are placed on National Winners List ranked 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, or 20 – at each level nationwide.

The students who earn the three highest scores in their state are placed on State Winners List ranked 1, 2, 3 – at each level statewide.

The maximum possible score is 96 points at levels: 1, 2, 3, 4; and 120 points at levels 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

If several students’ score is 100% or 96 points at level 4, for example, they all are rank 1 and all receive gold medals. If the greatest number of points is not 100% at some level of participation, then that number qualifies for first place, at this time. The second highest score puts a student in second place, and so on.

Percentile is the percentage of students whose scores are lower than your child’s score at that level of participation. We provide two percentile rankings: state and nationwide.

Here is a short explanation of the result in picture form.