In response to requests related to editing Did Not Meet, Eduphoria has updated Did Not Meet to Performance Level Zero (PL0). As a result of this update, districts can rename the lowest level of performance to meet local needs. An additional benefit for districts subscribing to Aware Premium includes capabilities for Multi-Test Analysis to interact with achievement level mapping.
Users with the appropriate rights can rename PL0. Only the name for PL0 can be changed. PL0 is enabled by default on all assessments. Students are assigned PL0 when they do not achieve any enabled performance levels or if no performance levels are enabled on an assessment.
Duplicate Naming in Performance Levels
Note: Duplicate performance level names are not allowed. Typing exact importer names in the related performance level slots will cause QuickViews to stop functioning.
You cannot duplicate the names of performance levels. The following are defined performance levels within the STAAR importer. Using these exact terms for local performance levels requires them to be placed in their exact related performance levels.
- Approaches Grade Level (TX) must be placed in Performance Level 3
- Meets Grade Level (TX) must be placed in Performance Level 4
- Masters Grade Level (TX) must be placed in Performance Level 5
Similarly, there are exact terms utilized for the STAAR ALT 2 importer which can only be used if put into their exact performance levels.
- Satisfactory (TX) must be placed in Performance Level 4
- Accomplished (TX) must be placed in Performance Level 5
Making a small change to any name, like adding an asterisk to the name of a performance level, allows users to put name derivations of Approaches, Meets, Masters, Satisfactory, or Accomplished into any performance level slot.
Below are examples of recommended modifications:
- Approaches Grade Level (TX)*
- Approaches Grade Level
- Approaches GL
Numerical Order of Performance Levels
Performance level names appear in numerical order but are not required to be in numerical order. However, it is best practice to activate performance levels in numerical order on assessments for analysis purposes.
Note: Changing the position of a Performance Level will require a review of performance level cut scores on local assessments, and a rescore for Quick View data to reflect the change.