On 18th January 2017, the government released its second set of data scoring the performance of all secondary schools in England, based on their new performance measure of Progress 8.
Briefly, Progress 8 is the new main performance measure from government. Under Progress 8, a student’s results are compared to the achievements of other students with the same KS2 SATS results, right across the country.
- Progress 8 is a new secondary accountability measure aimed at measuring the progress of pupils across a selected set of 8 subjects from year 7 (based on SAT scores) through to the end of year 11 (based on GCSEs).
- A score of 0.1 would mean that a student has, on average across the 8 counted subjects, one subject that is a grade higher than expected. A score of 1.0 therefore means that students have on average achieved a grade higher than national expectations across all subjects.