Are you looking at attainment or progress?
Be clear on the difference
These 2 indicators measure different things:
- Attainment measures where pupils are at the point of testing
- Progress measures the difference between pupils’ start and end points – one of our experts recommended that this would give a better indication of how strong your curriculum is and how effectively you’ve adapted it to meet pupils’ needs
Find out more about the difference between attainment and progress.
Understand which one you’re setting a target for
Are you aiming to:
Alternatively, you could be setting a target that involves both progress and attainment. For example, if a pupil has low prior attainment, you may be looking to get them to a basic attainment level so