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Confidence in results

Confidence in results

Students in class

Attainment and progress measures are based on a given set of pupils' results for a particular test paper on a particular day.

The same pupils may have achieved different results on the day or the school would almost certainly have shown slightly different results with a different set of pupils, even with the same levels of prior attainment. Yet the school could be equally effective.

This causes us a degree of uncertainty that we should take account of.

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