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DfE planning changes to Progress 8 in 2018

The Department for Education will change the methodology for its Progress 8 accountability measure in 2018, after a consultation...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

We need to ditch Progress 8

Progress 8 is an embarrassment, says Tom Sherrington, a measure far removed from any sense of what the quality...

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EBacc ‘increases arts subject entries’ but teacher numbers fall

The EBacc has prompted a rise in pupils taking at least one arts subject at GCSE – but the number...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Schools call on MPs to fight ‘grossly unfair’ Progress 8

School leaders want MPs to fight the government’s “grossly unfair and discriminatory” Progress 8 measure that will award three...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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RSC performance measure quietly dropped

The government stopped judging regional commissioners on how many schools in their regions were in need of an academy...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

Progress 8: beware confidence intervals!

Progress 8 scores offer a better way of looking at school performance than did the A*-C percentage GCSE pass...

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Opinion

The big topics for headteachers in 2016 (and reasons to be cheerful!)

It hasn’t been easy, but Liam Collins is determined to keep “the positive energy up”. I wanted to be...

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Progress 8 scores could fall after ECDL grade recalibration

Schools that enter large numbers of pupils into a fast-track ICT qualification could see Progress 8 scores drop if...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Opinion

Progress 8 is fairer, but some flaws need fixing

David Blow explains why your Progress 8 scores may have been lower than you had predicted. The move to...

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