Secondary Education: Standards

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Mike Kane Mike Kane Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many complaints he has received on the effectiveness of the secondary school performance Progress 8 measure; and what steps his Department is taking to address those complaints.

Photo of Mike Kane Mike Kane Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to make an assessment of the effectiveness of the secondary school performance Progress 8 measure.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department has a number of feedback mechanisms regarding Progress 8 and regularly engages with the sector through conferences, meetings and correspondence.

The Department is making changes to Progress 8 in response to feedback. Following concerns about the disproportionate effect that a small number of extremely negative scores can have on a school’s average progress score, from 2018 a limit is being introduced on how negative a pupil’s progress score can be when calculating the school average for both Progress 8 and primary progress measures. Further details can be found in the secondary accountability guidance: www.gov.uk/government/

publications/progress-8-school-performance-measure.

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