Q: Why do I have to pay for this / why don't I get it for free?

A: States don't supply percentile scores (see "Why doesn't my student get percentile scores..."). Our students are growing up in a world where they are competing not just with other Americans but job seekers from all over the world. Families know that a good education is more important than ever, and want to know if their students are on track, but they are either confused about test scores or don't believe they are valuable.   While almost all researchers acknowledge that standardized tests don't measure everything important, there's a good deal of research showing that these tests do predict important long-term outcomes. PeerPower saw a need to provide percentiles to parents, students, teachers, and administrators and our company was born.