Guidance

16 to 18 accountability headline measures

Guide for schools, colleges and local authorities on measures in the 2018 to 2019 performance tables.

Documents

16 to 18 accountability headline measures: technical guide

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Details

The 5 headline measures in the performance tables covering 16 to 18 education in 2018 and 2019 are:

  • progress
  • attainment
  • progress in English and maths
  • retention
  • destinations

The technical guide explains how the headline measures are calculated. It also shows how the progress in English and maths measure will be updated for 2020 tables. Guidance for previous years is available on the UK Government Archive.

There’s also information about 16 to 18 progress score bandings in the school and college performance tables.

Published 1 October 2014
Last updated 23 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Progress scores for 16 to 18: school and college performance tables 2019' to replace the 2018 guidance.

  2. Updated '16 to 18 accountability headline measures: technical guide'.

  3. October 2018 document amended with information on how the progress in English and maths measure will be updated for 2020 tables.

  4. Updated with 'Progress scores for 16 to 18: school and college performance tables 2018'.

  5. Updated document '16 to 18 accountability headline measures: technical guide'.

  6. Updated document '16 to 18 accountability headline measures: technical guide'.

  7. Added a link to UK Government Archive for guidance from previous years.

  8. Updated to include new Level 3 mathematics qualifications eligible for the TechBacc in 2018.

  9. Added progress 'bandings' guidance.

  10. Updated 16 to 18 accountability measures technical guide, setting out changes to the methodology of the tech level minimum standards measure. The guide also incorporates further clarification of existing accountability measures.

  11. Updated the technical guide with details about the 2017 national performance tables calculations. Added further details to existing measures including the completion and attainment measure, and disadvantage measure.

  12. Updated the '16 to 19 accountability headline measures: technical guide'.

  13. Added a summary document about the 16 to 19 accountability headline performance measures.

  14. Updated document. Changes are set out in the 'Expiry or review date' section.

  15. First published.