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Ready reckoners and transition matrices for key stage 4: 2017

Ready reckoners to calculate progress scores for pupils and schools, and transition matrices of GCSE subject grades by prior attainment.

Documents

Progress 8 pupil ready reckoner 2017 (revised)

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Progress 8 school ready reckoner 2017 (revised)

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EBacc pupil ready reckoner 2017 (revised)

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EBacc school ready reckoner 2017 (revised)

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Key stage 2-4 transition matrices by gender 2017 (revised)

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Key stage 2-4 transition matrices by gender 2017 (revised)

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Key stage 2-4 transition matrices by disadvantage 2017 (revised)

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Key stage 2-4 transition matrices by disadvantage 2017 (revised)

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Details

These ready reckoners and transition matrices are based on the 2017 key stage 4 revised data release.

Ready reckoners

The pupil Progress 8 ready reckoner calculates the Progress 8 score for an individual pupil.

The school Progress 8 ready reckoner shows how we calculate your school’s Progress 8 score from individual pupil Progress 8 scores.

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) pupil ready reckoner calculates value-added (VA) scores for EBacc subjects (science, humanities and languages) for an individual pupil.

The EBacc school ready reckoner shows how we calculate your school’s VA scores for EBacc subjects from individual pupil VA scores.

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.

Transition matrices

The transition matrices explore the national distribution of GCSE grades in each subject and attainment in headline indicators for all pupils with the same key stage 2 prior attainment.

Results disaggregated by gender and disadvantage are available in separate spreadsheets.

Published 12 October 2017
Last updated 30 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Transition matrices documents updated to improve accessibility.
  2. Ready reckoners updated and new transition matrices added, based on the 2017 key stage 4 revised data release.
  3. First published.