From 2016, the Department for Education (DfE) implemented new changes to the ‘Secondary School Accountability System’. The system now includes two new headline measures, Attainment 8 and Progress 8.
Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with the same prior attainment. The performance measures are designed to encourage schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a focus on an academic core at key stage 4. Watch this video for more information