What do the Performance Levels mean?

Performance LevelsLook at the first page of your report to see how you performed overall on the Ohio Graduation Tests. Performance Levels are based on scale scores. Your raw score (number correct on the test) is translated into the scale score. Scale scores show the level of student skills, and can be compared across grades. There are five levels (called Performance Levels) to indicate the extent to which you meet the Ohio Academic Content Standards, the statements that summarize what students should know and be able to do. The five Performance Levels are:

Advanced: Scoring within the Advanced range shows that you perform at a much higher level than expected to show that you understand the standards for the subject area at your grade level.

Accelerated: Scoring within the Accelerated range shows that you perform at a higher level than expected to show that you understand the standards for the subject area at your grade level.

Proficient: Scoring within the Proficient range shows that you meet the standards for the subject area at your grade level. You must score within the Proficient range or higher in each subject area tested on the OGT.

Basic: Scoring within the Basic range shows that you do not meet the standards for the subject area at your grade level. You show some skill in the area, but you need more help to show that you understand the standards (that you are Proficient in the subject).

Limited: Scoring within the Limited range shows that you do not meet the standards for the subject area at your grade level. You need more help to show that you understand the standards (that you are Proficient in the subject).