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Why does poor children’s progress drop off at secondary school? Social Mobility Commission report

Today we publish our second report in collaboration with the Social Mobility Commission and Education Datalab. PRESS RELEASE Gap between poor pupils’ attainment at primary and secondary school is worsening Milburn: Closing the gap must be a ‘top of mind’ for schools and Government should set a new target for progress Children from poor backgrounds …

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Winners and Losers on the New Progress 8 Measures

Today’s provisional GCSE data release from the DfE includes brand new Progress 8 statistics and some useful comparisons between old and new measures. On page 25 for example, the DfE compares Attainment 8 and 5+ A*-Cs including English and Maths. It concludes “there is a high level of correlation between the two measures.” However, this might not …

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