Measuring disadvantaged pupils' attainment gaps over time
Statistics showing a new way of measuring the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and others at key stages 2 and 4.
PDF, 1.25MB, 23 pages
Consultation on proposed measure of disadvantaged pupils’ attainment: summary of responses and next steps
Ref: DFE-00304-2015 PDF, 244KB, 12 pages
This statistical working paper contains details of a possible new methodology for measuring the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and others over time.
It includes national level results at key stage 2 and key stage 4 for:
It also compares the current headline gaps with the new proposed methodology.
We invited feedback on the working methodology, including any suggestions for alternative approaches. The consultation response document summarises the feedback we received and our next steps.
Read ‘GCSE and equivalent attainment by pupil characteristics: 2014’ and ‘National curriculum assessments at key stage 2, 2014 (revised)’ for statistics on attainment by pupil characteristics, including disadvantage.
Closing the gap (pre-16) statistics team
Telephone: Kylie Hill 020 7340 8277
Published: 19 December 2014
Updated: 10 December 2015
- Added summary of responses about the new methodology for measuring the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and others over time.
- Updated to include key stage 4 results for 2014.
- First published.