This article is based on the DfE's technical guide to primary school accountability measures.
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 KS2 (i.e. the end of primary school)
- 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 used only to calculate your school's overall progress scores. You shouldn't share individual pupil progress scores with pupils or parents/carers
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, and resumed again in 2021/22.
2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 and 2024/25 2025/26 and 2026/27 2027/28 This KS2 data will continue to be publicly available, but the