Progress 8 explained

Performance measures can be confusing. Get up to speed with what progress 8 is and how it's calculated, so you can understand your school or trust's performance data.

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on 27 June 2024
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Contents
  1. Is this article for me?
  2. What progress 8 measures
  3. How progress 8 is calculated
  4. What your score is used for
  5. FAQs
  6. Hold your headteacher or CEO to account

Is this article for me?

Most governors and trustees don't need to understand performance data in great detail in order to carry out their roles, so read our guide to school performance data to learn the basics.

However, some governors and trustees need a deeper understanding of the detail.

This article is for you if you're a governor or trustee in a secondary school and you're:

  • Already a data specialist who just needs to know more about school performance data specifically
  • On a committee focused on performance data, such as teaching and learning or standards
  • A link governor who needs to know about performance data to monitor your area effectively 

Your trust has at least 3 mainstream schools with results at KS4 And those schools have been part of your trust for at least 3 academic years You're a data specialist or

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