16 to 18 accountability headline measures

Guide for schools, colleges and local authorities on new measures in the 2017 performance tables.


16 to 18 accountability headline measures: technical guide


The 5 new headline measures in the performance tables, covering 16 to 18 education in 2016 and 2017 are:

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

The technical guide explains how the headline measures are calculated.

Published 1 October 2014
Last updated 14 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Updated the '16 to 19 accountability headline measures: technical guide'.
  4. Added a summary document about the 16 to 19 accountability headline performance measures.
  5. Updated document. Changes are set out in the 'Expiry or review date' section.
  6. First published.