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Revision and resetting of benchmarks is conducted every three years.

2015 DEGREE Benchmark Performance Levels

Benchmark Performance Levels

AL

QL

MAT

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Proficient

68

100

70

100

69

100

Intermediate

39

67

40

69

35

68

Basic

0

38

0

39

0

34


2015 DEGREE Benchmark Performance Levels Split into Upper and Lower Levels

Benchmark Performance Levels

AL

QL

MAT

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Proficient Upper

84

100

85

100

85

100

Proficient Lower

68

83

70

84

69

84

Intermediate Upper

54

67

55

69

52

68

Intermediate Lower

39

53

40

54

35

51

Basic Upper

19

39

20

39

17

34

Basic Lower

0

18

0

19

0

16


2015 DIPLOMA & HIGHER CERTIFICATE Benchmark Performance Levels

Benchmark Performance Levels

AL

QL

MAT

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Proficient

61

100

66

100

67

100

Intermediate

33

60

34

65

38

66

Basic

0

32

0

33

0

37


2015 DIPLOMA & HIGHER CERTIFICATE Benchmark Performance Levels Split into Upper and Lower Levels

Benchmark Performance Levels

AL

QL

MAT

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Proficient Upper

81

100

83

100

84

100

Proficient Lower

61

80

66

82

67

83

Intermediate Upper

47

60

50

65

51

66

Intermediate Lower

33

46

34

49

35

50

Basic Upper

16

32

17

33

17

34

Basic Lower

0

15

0

16

0

16

† Equated scores are reported as a whole number percentage (i.e., rounded, with zero decimal places)

‡ Note that the split of the Benchmark Levels into Upper and Lower has not been set through a formal benchmark setting process but uses the mean between the levels and is only done for convenience.