Guidance

Progress 8 and Attainment 8

Information for schools about the Progress 8 and Attainment 8 school performance measures.

Documents

Progress 8 and Attainment 8

Progress 8 and Attainment 8: how measures are calculated

Progress 8 early opt-in: terms and conditions for schools

Progress 8 and Attainment 8: key figures 2016

Progress 8 pupil ready reckoner 2016

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Progress 8 school ready reckoner 2016

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Details

The Progress 8 measure is a secondary school accountability system. It aims to encourage schools to teach a broad curriculum and reward schools that teach all pupils well. It measures pupils’ progress across 8 subjects from age 11 to 16.

This page includes:

  • guidance on how we calculate the Progress 8 and Attainment 8 school performance measures
  • terms and conditions for schools that opted into Progress 8 from 2015
  • Progress 8 and Attainment 8 key figures in 2016 (relating to the cohort of pupils who finished key stage 4 in 2016)
  • pupil ready reckoner (use this to calculate a Progress 8 score for an individual pupil)
  • school ready reckoner (use this to see how we’ve calculated your school’s Progress 8 score from individual pupils’ Progress 8 scores)

This information is for:

  • school leaders
  • governing bodies

It applies to:

  • local-authority-maintained schools
  • academies
  • free schools

See school and college performance tables.

A short video explaining Progress 8 is also available:

Progress 8 video