Primary phase value added measures in performance tables

Date: 28.08.2018

 FFT identify three main issues with the Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 value added measures published in primary school performance tables.

  1. They are biased against junior and middle schools.
  2. They take no account of context.
  3. There is no overall measure of value added, which might help alleviate some of the noise that exists in the separate reading, writing and mathematics measures.
  4. They can be subject to a high level of volatility due to small cohort sizes.

FFT Blog post here