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Last updated on 1 October 2019
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Attainment and progress describe pupil performance. You'll usually hear them mentioned together but they're not interchangeable. Understand the difference between the two with our guide.

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Contents

  1. Definitions
  2. How attainment is measured
  3. How progress is measured
  4. The relationship between them
  5. Your role in driving attainment and progress
  6. How Ofsted considers attainment and progress
  7. Your next steps if you need to learn more

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