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The Average Score in the entrance examination in MSHS is 80 with a standard deviation of 40 students was taken from this year’s examinees and it was found to have a mean score of 84. Is there a significant difference between the known mean and the sample mean? Test at a= 0.05. Does this indicate that this year’s batch is better than the previous batches?

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  1. Z = (score-mean)/SEm

    SEm = SD/√n

    Find table in the back of your statistics text labeled something like "areas under normal distribution" to find the proportion/probability related to the Z score. Is it greater or smaller than .05?

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