Performance Standards: Create performance ranges and colours to guide analysis and ratings
Performance Standards are the coloured bands that allow you to compare your athlete's data against specific performance ranges/criteria. They are a critical component of the Performance Summary Dashboards, the Sidebar status fields, for showing in the single variable graphs (Chart by Default), as well as for comparisons in the History and Reports Sections of the Application.
They can also appear in the actual form while data is being entered into it to guide the person entering the data about optimal and less than optimal results. To see how to set up a performance standard for use in a form for autocolour, or athlete status then please review those lessons in addition to this information.
Performance Standards are an excellent way to ensure athletes and coaches can review progress without having understand the data in depth. The example here shows them in the Athlete History Page: History table, mouse over pop up box and in the chart
The image here shows that Performance Standards are used in the graph of the Average time for the Compass Agility test, as well as in the actual Athlete History to show how an athlete is performing. You can build as many Performance Standards as you require, and an athlete/coach can compare their data to a coach's standard, national standards or even international standards (using the compare to button on the right of the athlete history page, shown .
An example of a performance standard being used in conjunction with the status fields for an injury and/or illness (see the lesson on status fields for injuries and illness to find out more about this)
To create a Performance Standard click on the "Performance Standards" icon on the main page of the builder
To create a new performance standard, click on the create new performance standard on the right of the page. To edit an existing one simple click directly on it from the list
You will be taken to the Performance Standards page. This contains a list of Existing Performance Standards (on the left of the page) that can be changed (click on Edit), or removed (click on Delete) or duplicated (click on duplicate).
-On the far right of the page click on "Create new Performance Standard" to create a new coloured Performance range.
Name the Event as clearly as possible choose the Event and set any application filters
Set up the form and who the standard is going to apply to:
#1 Description: Name the performance standard as clearly as possible. This name will be available on the athlete history and the reports pages so you need to make it clear, and not too long.
#2 Event: Choose the Event that the Performance Standard is being created for e.g. the 40m sprint form here.
#3 Applies To: You can choose to set this performance standard to preferentially show if the athletes attain a certain level of performance or meet criteria from another form. In the example here, this standard will be preferentially chosen (over any other performance standards built for the 40-m sprint form) when sex is male and when they performed less than or equal to 5 in their 30m sprint event form.
-#4 Filter: Is the filter you apply to the form you have chosen in the "Applies To" drop down list.
#5 Sex: allows you to select preferentially to show standards for males or females (calculated from the gender information on their account page).
#6 Age: allows you to select if it should preferentially show for a certain age range based on the athlete age (calculated from Date of birth in the athlete's account).
-Please note that Sex and Age are used to present the most applicable performance standard for each athlete in the performance summary dashboards and the Reports and History Sections of the application because you do not want females in a group to be compared to Male performance standards for 20m Sprint times!
Please be aware that the time to load your performance summary dashboards and reports may be increased when you set the "Applied To" and filters as the system has to analyse the athletes account data and history before it can present the most appropriate performance standard for the form, athlete and data. If you have any concerns please contact your distributor.
Now set the "Rules": performance ranges, colours and feedback for your fields
Rules allow you to set specific standards for any question in a specific field that is Numeric, Option or Calculation based. Text fields cannot have Standards of Performance created for them because they cannot be defined well enough.
To create a performance standard range for a field click on the arrow (to the left of the field) to start to create your ranges of performance.
#1 Weather (option field): The example here shows that the single selection field for weather shows all of the options, which can then be coloured.
#2 5m (numeric field): Because it is a Numeric Field, you need to start building from the "Bottom Up". This means you start with the smallest number and add in larger numbers to create your performance standard ranges. For the 5m time, anything below 1.78 is being considered Excellent for a male.
#3: Write 1.78 in the "Below, and including" number box. You cannot start with the largest number and work down, you MUST start with the smallest value.
#4 ", respond with: colour box" means that if the athlete enters 1.78 their result will be coloured green (to change the colour click directly on the coloured box, and colour choosing options appear as shown in the image in the step below.
#5 ", respond with: text box" means that if the athlete enters 1.78 the feedback will say "Excellent".
#6: To add in another range, simply type in the next time in the Between 1.78 and ______ numeric box.
To change the colour of a Performance Standard Range click in the colour box (beside #4 in the image in the step above)
If you want to change the Colour of a Performance Range Box:
Click inside the coloured box in the Performance Range and a pop up "Select Color" box will appear
#1. Click on a coloured box to replace the colour on the Performance Standards Page,
#2 Write in the colour using the hexadecimal colours (see http://www.2createawebsite.com/build/hex-colors.html for more information about creating colours in this code) into the colour text box
#3 click the green tick
You will be returned to the Performance Standards Page and the selected colour will be shown for that range
Completing additional ranges and add in any comments
To complete your Performance Standard for that Form
#1. Continue to add in incremental numbers to create your Performance Standard range. The example here shows that 2.3, 4 have been added to create a total of 3 performance ranges.
#2. After you have created the desired performance ranges just leave the last numeric cell blank (e.g. leave Between 4 and ___ blank. If you continue to add in numbers, the performance standard will continue to grow).
#3. Once you have complete it, click on another arrow to develop another range of performances for other Fields within that Form.
#4 Click on the arrow and complete as many performance ranges as you require.
N.BIf you complete a range and you do not want to save it, just click on the grey arrow that you used to add in the range so that it is hidden and save the performance standard.
If your form has Options and/or Selection Fields the available options will appear for you to complete
Option/Selection Performance Standards:
When you create Performance Standards for Option/Selection Questions when you select the arrow to open up the question and build the Performance Standard ranges, all of the available options are shown. For the Numeric Fields, you have to build up the range. For the Options you simply change the colours (by clicking in the colour box and selecting a new one), and add in feedback to the athlete (as shown for the Overall Rating of Stress ).