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New leaflet explains what primary progress scores mean to parents
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New leaflet explains what primary progress scores mean to parents

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) have produced a leaflet for parents.

The leaflet sets out how the results from the key stage 1 and key stage 2 national curriculum assessments are used to calculate primary school progress measures. It also explains what these progress measures mean to help parents understand this data and what your school's progress scores mean.

You can find the leaflet here.

NAHT suggests that you share the leaflet with parents. It might be useful to include a link to it on the page of your website where you publish your assessment results to help parents understand the data there.

As a reminder, schools maintained by their local authorities must publish the following from their most recent key stage 2 results on their websites:

  • average progress scores in reading, writing and maths
  • average 'scaled scores' in reading and maths
  • percentage of pupils who achieved the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths
  • percentage of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths

You must also include a link to the school and college performance tables service.

You can find full details of what other information maintained schools must publish on their website here.

From December 2016, academies and free schools should publish the following information relating to their key stage 2 results on their website:

  • percentage of pupils who've achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
  • average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2
  • average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2
  • average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2
  • percentage of pupils who've achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths
  • your pupils' average score in the reading test
  • your pupils' average score in the maths test

Academies should also publish a link to the school and college performance tables.

The information that all types of academies, free schools and 16 to 19 colleges should publish on their websites can be found here.

Page Published: 10/03/2017