1. Important notes
    • Rank the levels in a performance category from most exclusive to least exclusive because a student can receive only one level in a performance category. If levels are ranked incorrectly, students will not be able to achieve the highest level.
    • When defining a performance level, you can define criteria for GPAs, Grades, Skills, or a combination of the three:
      • If you select criteria to Include, only students meeting all the Include criteria are included
      • If you select criteria to Exclude, any student meeting any of the Exclude criteria is excluded 
      • You should typically define at least one Include criterion, because if you define only "Exclude" criteria, any student not meeting the excluded criteria is awarded the level. 
      • When setting criteria by GPAs, select the GPA calculation and whether to include or exclude certain GPA values 
      • When setting criteria by grades, select whether to include or exclude certain grades from one or all translation tables 
      • When setting criteria by skills, select the skills and whether to include or exclude certain skill ratings
  2. How to define a performance category
    1. From the Configuration page, click Registrar Setup
    2. From the list on the left, select Performance Categories.
    3. Click New Performance Category
    4. In the Performance category field, enter a name (maximum of 60 alphanumeric characters)

      Performance Category Screen

    5. Click New Performance Level on the action bar to define the first level in the performance category
    6. The Performance level and Short descriptions fields are required. In each field, you can enter a maximum of 60 alphanumeric characters. The short description appears in Grades.
    7. In the Report comment field, enter more information about the performance level to appear on report cards and transcripts
    8. In the criteria grid, you can select GPAs, Grades, and/or Skills. You must select at least one criterion.
    9. GPAs tab If you selected GPAs in the criteria grid, you can select the GPA tab on the Performance Level screen
      1. In the Action column, select Include or Exclude to determine whether a student is included or excluded for the performance level based on the criteria you define in the row
      2. In the GPA Calculation column, select the GPA calculation to use.
      3. In the Value column, select the value to use from the selected GPA calculation: GPA, Year-to-date, or Cumulative
      4. In the Lowest Value column, enter the lowest GPA to include or exclude
      5. In the Highest Value column, enter the highest GPA to include or exclude
      6. Continue adding the appropriate GPA criteria
    10. Grades tab If you selected Grades in the criteria grid, you can select the Grades tab on the Performance Level screen
      1. In the Action column, select Include or Exclude to determine whether a student is included or excluded for the performance level based on the criteria you define in the row
      2. In the Count column, enter the number of grades a student must have to be included or excluded
      3. In the Type column, select the values to use from the translation table: Numeric values or Grade values
      4. In the Using column, select a specific translation table to use or select All Translation Tables

        Note: If you select All Translation Tables in Using and select Grade values in Type, you can select only values that are present in all translation tables
      5. In the Lowest Value column, select the lowest value to include
      6. In the Highest Value column, select the highest value to include
      7. In the Marking Column column, you can select a marking column to base the criteria on a single marking column

        Note: If you leave this column blank, the marking column you select when running the calculation is checked
      8. Continue adding the appropriate grade criteria
    11. Skills tab (*Only available in The Education Edge) If you selected Skills in the criteria grid, you can select the Skills tab on the Performance Level screen
      1. To select skills to add to the grid, click Load Skill on the action bar above the grid. To select categories of skills to add to the grid, click Load Category.
      2. In the Action column, select Include or Exclude to determine whether a student is included or excluded for the performance level based on the criteria you define in the row
      3. In the Count column, enter the number of skill ratings a student must have to be included or excluded
      4. In the Include column, select All or Selected.
      5. In the Lowest Value column, select the lowest skill rating to include
      6. In the Highest Value column, select the highest skill rating to include
      7. In the Marking Column column, you can select a marking column to base the criteria on a single marking column

        Note: If you leave this column blank, the marking column you select when running the calculation is checked
    12. To save the performance level and return to the performance category, click OK
    13. Continue adding the performance levels needed in the category. When you finish adding levels, make sure you arrange the performance levels in order on the grid from most exclusive to least exclusive.

      Note: In a category for good performance, rank the best level first. In a category for bad performance, rank the worst level first.
    14. Click Save and Close.