A percentile rank is typically defined as the proportion of scores in a distribution
that a specific score is greater than or equal to
. For instance,
if you received a score of 95 on a math test and this score was greater than
or equal to the scores of 88% of the students taking the test, then your
percentile rank would be 88. You would be in the 88th percentile.
alternatively, percentile rank is sometimes defined simply as the proportion
of a distribution that a score is greater than.
for a more complex definition of percentile.