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Attainment and progress: definitions

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Last updated on 14 October 2016
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What is the difference between 'attainment' and 'progress'? We look at how the DfE and Ofsted refer to these terms. We also explain how attainment and progress are measured and evaluated.

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  1. 1 What are attainment and progress?
  2. 2 Attainment: measurement and evaluation
  3. 3 Progress: measurement and evaluation

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