Progress 8: What you need to know

As schools prepare for Progress 8 league tables to be published next week, Tes answers the big questions being asked about the measure.


The Department for Education will publish the national secondary school league tables next week, based on provisional data from this summer’s GCSE results.


Schools will finally be able to compare their provisional score for Progress 8 – the government’s headline secondary school accountability measure – with other schools across the country.


And they will also have their scores in time for the secondary school application deadline this month.


Here are some of the biggest questions being asked about the measure: 


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