Individual student results are compared within a single grade level 9 through 12 or a college freshmen class. Research with 30,000 high school students has shown a substantial relationship between SmartGrades test scores and high school GPA.
The counselor should know the number one predictor of college grades is high school grades. In research studies we found strong relationships between high school grades and SmartGrades scores. (For those more technical, we found a correlation of r.= .35- 50).