# Z Score Calculator

## Calculator Use

The z-score is the number of standard deviations a data point is from the population mean. You can calculate a z-score for any raw data value on a normal distribution.

When you calculate a z-score you are converting a raw data value to a standardized score on a standardized normal distribution. The z-score allows you to compare data from different samples because z-scores are in terms of standard deviations.

A positive z-score means the data value is higher than average. A negative z-score means it's lower than average.

You can also determine the percentage of the population that lies above or below any z-score using a z-score table.

## Using the Z-Score Calculator

This calculator can find the z-score given:

- A raw data point, population mean and population standard deviation
- Sample mean, sample size, population mean and population standard deviation
- A sample that is used to calculate sample mean and sample size; population mean and population standard deviation

With the first method above, enter one or more data points separated by commas or spaces and the calculator will calculate the z-score for each data point provided from the same population.

With the last method above enter a sample set of values. Enter values separated by commas or spaces.

You can also copy and paste lines of data from spreadsheets or text documents. See all allowable formats below.

## Z-Score Formula

When calculating the z-score of a single data point x; the formula to calculate the z-score is the difference of the raw data score minus the population mean, divided by the population standard deviation.

\[ z = \dfrac{x - \mu}{\sigma} \]- \(z = \) standard score
- \(x = \) raw observed data point
- \(\mu = \) population mean
- \(\sigma = \) population standard deviation.

When calculating the z-score of a sample with known population standard deviation; the formula to calculate the z-score is the difference of the sample mean minus the population mean, divided by the **Standard Error of the Mean for a Population** which is the population standard deviation divided by the square root of the sample size.

- \(z = \) standard score
- \(\overline{x} = \) sample mean
- \(\mu = \) population mean
- \(\sigma = \) population standard deviation.
- \(n = \) sample size

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