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Calculating progress 8 scores
Read our guidance to understand the methodology behind your school's progress 8 score. We look at prior attainment - for pupils with and without KS2 data - and explain how confidence intervals work. We also link to information on progress tracking without having to predict progress 8 scores.
Post-16 performance measures: an overview
Learn about the 5 headline measures in the 16-18 performance tables, and how students are included within them. You'll also find out about the use of disadvantage measures, and the additional attainment and retention measures which are in place.
Progress 8: does it apply to PRUs?
Will the progress 8 measure apply to AP academies and PRUs? Pupil referral units (PRUs) and alternative provision (AP) academies are not subject to progress 8 floor standards. We relay advice from one of our associate education experts on how PRUs can demonstrate that pupils are making good progress.
Progress 8 in special schools
Does progress 8 apply to special schools? This article cites guidance from the Department for Education on how progress 8 applies to special schools. It points to further articles on calculating progress 8 scores, and on how special schools can benchmark their data.
Progress 8: which qualifications count?
Progress 8 divides different subjects into elements. We explain what these elements are and which qualifications are eligible for inclusion. We also explain how discounting will affect multiple qualifications taken in the same subject.