Scaled score to fine level conversion & Attainment 8 changes 2016-19. Updated 04/12/2019

This is a resource for teachers, data managers or members of SLT responsible for attainment and progress.

  1. Looks at the KS2 data and gives a possible way to convert the KS2 scaled scores into equivalent fine levels so that the attainment 8 estimates for 2018 or 2019 could be used to monitor the progress of learners in 2020. UPDATED with KS2 2019 data

  2. Looks at the changes in attainment 8 data over the last 5 years, gives some possible explanations for the changes and why these should now stabilise. UPDATED with 2019 attainment 8 estimates.

  3. Added resources for comparing a school’s KS2 SAT data with national.

  4. Added spreadsheet resource Attainment 8 estimates 2015-2019.

  5. Correction to 2015 SAT scores to fine level conversion calculation formula in method of converting spreadsheet (only makes minor differences).

  6. Added conversion spreadsheet V3 where rounding of fine levels is the last operation before looking up equivalent attainment 8 estimates.

  7. Updated 04/12/2019


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  • Attainment-8-estimate-tables-2015-2019.xlsm
  • Compare-Your-School's-Intake-KS2-Scores-to-National-to-Estimate-KS4-Expected-Performance-in-English-and-Maths-V2.xlsm
  • Scaled-Score-to-Fine-Level-Conversion---Attainment-8-Estimates-2016-2019.pdf
  • Scaled-Score-to-Fine-Level-Conversion-2016-2019-V2.xlsx
  • Scaled-Score-to-Fine-Level-Conversion-2016-2019-V3-LATE-ROUNDING.xlsx
  • Method-of-Converting-KS2-2016-19-scaled-score-data-into-fine-levels-V3.xlsx

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Created: Nov 22, 2018

Updated: Dec 4, 2019

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