So now we have the guidance on the reforms to primary accountability that will come into effect from 2016. The new attainment and progress performance measures and the new floor target finally explained in a document that I hope everyone knows is on the website at:
It is easy to read and very clear. It is especially clear about the progress measure being a “school level accountability measure” and that calculating the progress made by individuals will be done SOLELY in order to calculate progress for the SCHOOL. There is no measure of “sufficient progress” for individual pupils. The data provided should not be used for any other purpose than it has been designed. I just hope that OFSTED understand this, but most of all I hope that leaders in schools have the strength to stand up to anyone who tries to use this assessment data in a way it was never intended. That was the slippery slope that end of Key Stage Levels went down if you remember!
Enjoy the sunshine!