PerformanceFIT Provides Detailed Scoring
|Score Range||Proficiency Level|
|1.00 - 1.50||Novice|
|1.51 - 2.50||Basic|
|2.51 - 3.50||Proficient|
|3.51 - 4.50||Advanced|
|4.51 - 5.00||Expert|
The proficiency levels describe in very general terms what typical examinees know and their capabilities in an applied setting. However, any individual examinee may not be able to demonstrate all of the knowledge and skills in his or her proficiency level description. Below are the proficiency level descriptions.
Demonstrates an understanding of only the most basic concepts contained within this topic. Individual will most likely require formal training or self study before receiving any assignments in this area.
Demonstrates an understanding of the fundamental concepts involved with this topic. Knowledge level appears equivalent to that gained through introductory courses. May require supplemental training and close supervision to develop a working knowledge level to be able to perform assignments independently.
Demonstrates a solid understanding of core concepts within this topic. Appears capable of working on most projects in this area with moderate assistance. May require some initial assistance with advanced concepts.
Demonstrates a clear understanding of many advanced concepts within this topic. Appears capable of mentoring others on most projects in this area.
Demonstrates understanding of most advanced concepts within the subject area. Appears capable of mentoring others on the most complex projects.
The percentile score indicates the percentage of previous examinees that scored lower than the examinee in question. This shows how the examinee's performance compares to that of others. Because percentile scores are relative to the other examinees that took the same test, the percentile score can change as more examinees take the test.
Weak Knowledge Areas
Score reports also contain a detailed listing of strengths and weaknesses, which may be used to determine training needs. Specific areas of strength can also be highlighted by examinees for prospective employers.
Terminology & Syntax, Conceptual,
and Problem-Solving Questions
Besides being categorized according to knowledge area (for example, debugging), each question is assigned one of the following knowledge requirements:
Examinees receive a rounded score from 1-5 based on the type of knowledge required to answer most of the items on the test. Since PerformanceFIT tests focus on "real world" application of knowledge and skills, most of the items administered will be from the Conceptual and Problem-Solving categories. Therefore, an examinee may not receive a score for the Terminology & Syntax category.