what is present level of performance

to describe the unique needs of the child that will be addressed by special education and related services, and to establish a baseline of measurable information that serves as the starting point for developing goals and objectives/benchmarks.

The present level of performance specifies:

the strengths of the child
the unique needs of the child
parental concerns
how the child’s disability affects their involvement and progress in the general curriculum

Key Characteristics:
identifies any special factors
describes both academic and non-academic areas
includes the results of most recent evaluation or re-evaluation (e.g. formal and informal educational performance data, state and/or district assessments)
establishes a baseline of information used in writing goals, short term objectives and benchmarks