There are a few reasons why T-scores are utilized to visualize and display data in the Sparta Platform. Each raw variable has much different units and ranges, making it difficult to compare them to one another. For example, 5.7 is much lower than 4,358, but relatively speaking may be a much higher value when compared to normative data. Utilizing T-scores allows us to understand significant and meaningful changes. For example if 5.7 increases to 5.9, is that a larger (or smaller) relative change than 4,358 increasing to 7,690? Are either of those changes significant? How about meaningful? Perhaps the largest value of the Sparta Platform comes from this aggregated database of standardized data. This allows for data to be immediately meaningful as opposed to spending a few years collecting data in order for it to be useful.