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# Excel/Calculating standardised score through Age and a Raw score

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Hi,

I am using Microsoft excel 2010.

I'm trying to create a formula that will help me combine the age and raw score to get a standardised score.

I have a hard copy of the table showing how raw scores and age correlate to give a standardised score, I have attached this in an image - can this be done without hours of formatting so that i can simply enter a students age and raw score and get a standardised score? If so what formula would you advise?

Thank you so much for your guidance, it is really appreciated.

Regards

Maz,

If you knew the formula that was used to create the table, then you could use that formula.  I don't know if that is revealed anywhere.

If all you have is the table, then you could enter that table in individual cells in a a worksheet and do a two dimensional lookup on the table with your values of Age and raw score.

I suspect when you say
>can this be done without hours of formatting
you don't want to enter the table into a worksheet.

However, without a formula that does the conversion, I think you are stuck with entering the table.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy
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