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Does this expression mean something like "in the middle of some score list", or "average level"?

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It means 'average', not outstanding by any quality.

  • American 15-year-olds are middle of the pack in reading, survey shows

  • THE FIRST major international study of reading in a decade shows that American 15-year-olds are about as proficient at reading as they are at mathematics and science. They're adequate but not very good - the definition of mediocre.

Source: http://articles.baltimoresun.com

Note: What does MOTP stand for? MOTP stands for Middle of the Pack

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Yeah, it means not outstanding but not failing.

For example, I will reference cleveland.com site (no offence intended).

U.S. students in the middle of the pack on financial smarts

Means that US students are not awful at understanding the value of money, but not brilliant. Of the countries / places surveyed, they came about the middle.

As far as I know, there is no technical definition, however I would have thought that for it to be correct, it would be between the Upper and Lower Quartiles (Q1 and Q3).

Article from cleveland.com

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