What's the difference?
Here's how the DfE and Ofsted use these terms:
Attainment: the academic standard that pupils reach in, for example, assessments and exams. It's usually recorded as grades, scores or levels, and it indicates a pupil’s result at the end of a Key Stage (KS).
Progress: pupils’ achievements over a period of time, for example from KS2 to KS4. It’s the difference between pupils’ previous attainment and current attainment. When measuring a pupil’s progress, the DfE also takes into account the progress of pupils with similar starting points.
Read more about these terms in the DfE's guidance on understanding school performance measures.
How Ofsted considers these measures
Will look at whether the attainment and progress data you've collected is proportionate, and if it's an efficient and sustainable use of your staff's resources. They don't require predictions of attainment and progress scores Won't look at your non-statutory internal progress and attainment data during inspections (but you