This article is based on the Department for Education's (DfE's) technical guide to primary school accountability measures in 2022.
Is this article for me?
This article is for you if you're a governor in a primary 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, like teaching and learning or standards
- A link governor who needs to know about performance data in order to monitor your area effectively
Before you begin, read our governor's guide to attainment and progress if you're not clear about the difference between the 2, and use our glossary to help you navigate performance data jargon.
If you're none of the above, you don't need to understand performance data in great detail in order to carry out your role, so read our governor's guide to learn the basics.
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