16 to 18 accountability headline measures

Guide for schools, colleges and local authorities on new measures in the 2017 to 2018 performance tables.



The 5 new headline measures in the performance tables covering 16 to 18 education in 2017 and 2018 are:

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

The technical guide explains how the headline measures are calculated. 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 9 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated document '16 to 18 accountability headline measures: technical guide'.
  2. Updated document '16 to 18 accountability headline measures: technical guide'.
  3. Added a link to UK Government Archive for guidance from previous years.
  4. Updated to include new Level 3 mathematics qualifications eligible for the TechBacc in 2018.
  5. Added progress 'bandings' guidance.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Updated the '16 to 19 accountability headline measures: technical guide'.
  9. Added a summary document about the 16 to 19 accountability headline performance measures.
  10. Updated document. Changes are set out in the 'Expiry or review date' section.
  11. First published.