# Raw mark vs Aligned mark (1 Viewer)

#### jasminerulez

##### Member
I'm not sure if this question makes sense, lets say for mathematics I get a mark of 75, what would that approximately be aligned to ?

#### shashysha

##### New Member
You can go on rawmarks.info to see what HSC raw marks would be aligned to in different years if that's what you're asking

#### jasminerulez

##### Member
yeah that is it, thank you

#### beetree1

##### Active Member
does that website only publish like the highest most appealing aligned marks because it seems like everything gets scaled up by SO MUCH

#### Velocifire

##### Well-Known Member
Massive highball I guess

If you want the lowball, hsc buzzman is all ears

#### quickoats

##### Active Member
does that website only publish like the highest most appealing aligned marks because it seems like everything gets scaled up by SO MUCH
This is not scaling, it’s the alignment process. The “bands” correspond to performance descriptors e.g. band 4 = satisfactorily, band 6 = outstandingly etc, which may not line up with their allotted “marks” (b4 = 70-79 etc), so they align your raw marks to the performance scale. Let’s say in maths, someone who does the bare minimum to achieve the band 6 outcome gets 85 raw on the exam. NESA will align raw scores from 85-100 into the band 6 bracket of 90-100 (squeezing the range into the designated space).

Usually, you can achieve the designated band descriptor with a lower mark (e.g. a raw 75 in Adv English shows pretty decent skills -> aligns to mid band 5 accordingly) thus the alignment is quite significant.

#### quickoats

##### Active Member
I'm not sure if this question makes sense, lets say for mathematics I get a mark of 75, what would that approximately be aligned to ?
Also note that rawmarks.info is most useful for past HSC papers. If you get 75% on one of those, you’d be most likely to get a higher aligned mark in your HSC.

Using your raw internal school marks won’t yield a significant result.

#### beetree1

##### Active Member
This is not scaling, it’s the alignment process. The “bands” correspond to performance descriptors e.g. band 4 = satisfactorily, band 6 = outstandingly etc, which may not line up with their allotted “marks” (b4 = 70-79 etc), so they align your raw marks to the performance scale. Let’s say in maths, someone who does the bare minimum to achieve the band 6 outcome gets 85 raw on the exam. NESA will align raw scores from 85-100 into the band 6 bracket of 90-100 (squeezing the range into the designated space).

Usually, you can achieve the designated band descriptor with a lower mark (e.g. a raw 75 in Adv English shows pretty decent skills -> aligns to mid band 5 accordingly) thus the alignment is quite significant.
oH WHAT okay that makes a lot of sense cheers