Calculating primary progress scores

The DfE has shared your school's provisional progress scores with you, but will not publish performance tables for 2021/22. Understand how the 2022 Key Stage 1 to 2 progress measure was calculated, where you can access your progress scores, and what they mean.

Last reviewed on 16 September 2022
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School types: All · School phases: Primary
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  1. In a nutshell: what are primary progress measures?
  2. Impact of the pandemic on performance data
  3. How pupils' progress scores are calculated
  4. How your school's progress scores are calculated
  5. Access your progress scores via ASP
  6. Interpret your school’s provisional progress score

This article is based on the DfE's technical guide to primary school accountability measures in 2022

In a nutshell: what are primary progress measures?

  • They aim to capture the progress that pupils in your school make from the end of Key Stage (KS) 1 to the end of primary school (KS2)
  • Pupils’ results at KS2 are compared nationally to the actual achievements of other pupils with similar prior attainment
  • They're school-level accountability measures, meaning that individual pupil scores are solely used to calculate your school's overall progress scores. You shouldn't share individual pupil progress scores with pupils or parents

Impact of the pandemic on performance data

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KS2 tests and assessments didn't take place in 2019/20 or 2020/21, but resumed again in 2021/22.

Produced the normal suite of KS2 accountability measures, but won't publish these in performance tables. It intends to start publishing these again