Summary of 2017/18 Level 3 Progress Measure & English and Maths Progress
Please note – this report was updated on 4th April 2019, to include Tech Levels, Technical Certificates and Level 2 vocational completion and attainment which was published by DfE in March.
Using data which has been taken from published DfE 2017/18 performance tables, we have produced a summary report for AoC member colleges which enables individual colleges to benchmark their 16-18 progress scores against the other college members. The report includes separate charts for academic qualifications and applied general qualifications.
Within the report colleges will be able to identify their value added scores alongside their grade given by DfE (above or below national average) and their ranking within the AoC member college comparator group.
Value Added Methodology
Level 3 value added scores tell you how much progress students who studied academic/applied general qualifications at your school or college made between the end of key stage 4 and the end of their academic/applied general qualifications studies, compared to similar students across England. The scores are calculated by comparing the academic/applied general qualifications results of students at your school or college with the academic/applied general qualifications results of students in schools and colleges across England who started with similar results at the end of key stage 4. A score below zero means students made less progress, on average, than students across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 4. A negative progress score does not mean students made no progress, or the school or college has failed, rather it means students in your school or college made less progress. The majority of schools and colleges have progress scores between -2 and +2.
It is difficult to say with certainty how much the progress scores are down to the school or college (which may have scored higher with a different group of students) and how much is down to the students (for example some may have performed well at any school or college). The confidence intervals reflect this uncertainty and is used to determine the grade:
English and Maths
The English and Maths scores show how much progress students made in English and maths qualifications such as GCSE re-takes, between the end of key stage 4 and the end of the 16 to 18 phase of education. A positive score means that, on average, students got higher grades at 16 to 18 than at key stage 4. A negative score means that, on average, students got lower grades than at key stage 4. Students are included in these measures if they did not achieve a grade C or higher in their GCSE or equivalent by the end of key stage 4 in that subject.
Applied General Value Added Scores in 2018
The published DfE 2017/18 performance tables show a significant decrease in the number of entries for the Applied General Value Added Progress Measure. This a result of a change to the list of eligible courses for this measure. For 2017/18 only RQF courses have been included.
In 2017 there were 52,497 entries for the Applied General Value Added Progress Measure in colleges, whereas in 2018 the number of entries was reduced to 10,299 (80% lower).
Download your report
This report is available for AoC member colleges in England to download via the MiDES website. Login at https://mides.rcu.co.uk
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