These revisions make a deliberate attempt to emphasize the importance of the parts over the whole. In the detailed rubric for each of the items you will find suggestions for responses. However, we know that some schools use overall performance also as an indicator of overall success. Forefront aligns the overall performance for this purpose. Here are the overall performance levels established in Forefront for each of the assessments:
- Green = proficient. This student performed well and should be ready for the work of the grade level.
- Yellow = approaching proficiency/basic. This student performed well on most tasks, but might need some supports in targeted areas.
- Orange = needs support/below basic. This student struggled with many of the tasks and further assessment to identify areas where targeted instruction would be beneficial should be conducted.
- Red = needs support/well below basic. This student struggled on most of the assessment. A plan for supporting this student should be in place.
Fall USNS Overall Performance Levels
Note: Overall proficiency levels are calculated by item-by-item proficiency levels rather than point values. Here are the recommended proficiency bands to be used:
Midyear USNS Overall Performance Levels