Progress 8 & Attainment 8 Course


NEW Progress 8 & Attainment 8 Training Course

We are now running NEW half day Progress 8 and Attainment 8 sessions following an abundance of school requests for such training opportunities, enabling time for leaders in school to understand the implications of changes to the way their Key Stage 4 data is analysed.

The NEW half day Training sessions enable schools to understand how DfE Performance Tables will reflect their Key Stage 4 data, and use it for comparative purposes in 2016 and beyond.

• Progress and attainment –how your Key Stage 4 data is analysed and represented currently in RAISEonline.
• What will change and what will stay the same for 2016
• Attainment 8 – how it’s measured and how to calculate it.
• Progress 8 – how it’s measured and how to calculate it.
• Use of DfE Progress 8 Ready Reckoners
• Progress 8 and OFSTED
• Use of DfE Progress 8 Ready Reckoners
• Where to find a Progress 8 analysis of your 2014 results
• Changes beyond 2016

The NEW half day Assessment 8 and Progress 8 training course focuses on improving attainment and progress measures to support school improvement national measures in secondary schools.

This excellent Assessment 8 and Progress 8 training provides an opportunity to gain expert guidance and advice to support you to in raising Attainment and Progress measures across all pupil groups in your school and demonstrating positive impact and school improvement.


ATTAINMENT 8 (1.5 hours)

•    Introduction to Attainment 8
•    Where we are now in RAISEonline. Current headline measures and in 2016
•    New Average Point Score Calculations and New ‘Best 8’ measure
•    How to calculate pupil Attainment 8
•    How to calculate School Attainment 8 from pupils’ scores?
•    GCSE grade changes (Maths, English 2017 – rest 2018), and how grades converted to points in 2017 and beyond

PROGRESS 8 (1.5 hours)

•    Introduction to Progress 8
•    How Progress 8 is calculated from Attainment 8
•    Using Progress 8 pupil ready reckoner and examples of calculating pupil Progress 8
•    Calculation of school Progress 8 from School ready reckoner
•    Confidence Intervals
•    Progress 8 and OFSTED – RAISEonline and Performance Tables 2016 and beyond
•    Q&A

Why do I need to understand Attainment 8 and Progress 8?

Attainment 8 and Progress 8 are the new attainment and progress measures which will be reported in School Performance Tables from 2016, and will form the basis of reports in RAISEonline from this date.

When Ofsted visit your school after September 2016, they will have studied your 2015/16 RAISEonline Summary Report, and will look for evidence to test hypotheses they have made about your school based on this document.

The DfE have already stated that they view the Progress 8 measure as being the most important headline figure after 2016.

In 2016, a school will be below the floor standard if their Progress 8 score is below -0.5. If a school’s performance falls below this floor standard, then the school may come under scrutiny through inspection. Schools in which pupils make one grade more progress than the national average (i.e. Progress 8 > 1.0) will be exempt from routine inspections by Ofsted in the next academic year.
DfE February 2015

The NEW half day Attainment 8 and Progress 8 Training course covers:
• How the new measures are calculated
• How leaders can ensure they maximise their Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores
• Curriculum implications of changes to school performance measures
• How changes to the grading of GCSEs will impact on Attainment 8 and Progress 8
• Where to find Attainment 8 and Progress 8 data on your school, and how to interpret it.

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