EDUR 8131

Educational Statistics 1

**Notes 2: Normal Distribution and Standard Scores**

**(1) Summary Presentation
**(this summary is what I would present if in a face-to-face course; detailed
presentations are found below)

- Document: Normal Distribution and Standard Scores Word
- Document: Normal Distribution and Standard Scores PDF
- Video: Normal and Standard Scores (51 minutes)

**(2) Detailed Presentation** (more detailed presentation than the
summaries presented above)

- Read: Notes 2 Normal Distribution and Standard Scores
- Read: Moore et al. text chapter 1
- Z table (left side probabilities)
- Normal Distribution with Corresponding Relative Scores (review this, a useful image)
- Normal Distribution image (used for plotting Z scores during chats)
- Watch and Read: Instructional Videos and Related Materials
- Supplemental Notes Displayed in Videos
- Sections 1 and 2: Standard Scores and Z-score Interpretation
- Section 2: Z-score Calculation from Raw Data
- Section 3: Finding Area Under Normal Distribution
- Section 4: Finding Area for a Raw Score
- Section 5: Calculating Percentile Ranks
- Section 6: Convert from Z to X
- Sections 7, 8, and Common Areas: Skewness, Kurtosis, and Common Area

- Supplemental Readings:
- Probability and finding area under standard normal curve (Excel table with area to left of Z: Z Table); below is information on calculating area under normal curve:
- Additional Coverage of Notes 2 Material: