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Does good progress mean better Ofsted rating?

Date: 16.11.2018

Education Datalab wondered what kind of relationship exists between Key Stage 2 progress scores and inspection ratings.

As you might expect, there is a strong relationship between progress scores and inspection ratings: schools with ‘well below average’ progress scores are some way more likely to end up with inadequate inspection ratings, for example.


But, at the same time, of the 67 primary schools judged to be outstanding, 26 – more than a third – were not ‘well above average’ in reading, writing or maths, while four of the schools rated outstanding had ‘below average’ progress scores in one or more of the three domains.


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