This article refers to the DfE guidance on secondary accountability measures.
Qualifications achieved in 2021/22 will be published on school and college performance tables and will also count towards school and college performance measures in future years.
What is progress 8?
Progress 8 is one of the headline performance measures reported for secondary schools. It compares how much progress a pupil makes between the end of primary (Key Stage (KS) 2) and the end of KS4, compared with pupils who started at a similar level at KS2. It tracks this across 8 subjects.
A progress 8 score is the difference between a pupils' actual attainment score across the 8 subjects and the average attainment score of pupils with similar prior attainment.
Each pupil’s average score at KS4 across 8 subjects (their ‘attainment 8’ score) is measured against the national average attainment 8 score for that