# Average Point Scores

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by Kenny9, Mar 22, 2012.

1. ### Kenny9New commenter

Average Point Scores

Can anyone tell me what would represent a good average point score...is it 3 or 4 over a year? I think I'm right in saying 2 sub levels would be 4.0 APS. Are there any Headteachers of Assessment Managers that can help me ? What APS represents inadequate, satisfactory, good and outstanding progress ?

2. ### ChangingHair

4 is average!

3. ### Kenny9New commenter

Sorry typo

Are there any Headteachers or Assessment Managers

4. ### cg82

Anything less than 3 is inadequate. 3 is satisfactory (meaning the child would make 1 full level every 2 yrs). Good would be 4 or more.

5. ### thrupp

12 aps in 4 years is expected progress, ie 2 levels. 3 points is av. now don't forget that an individual child can only make multiples of 2 points, so 3 points is impossible.
Good progress is over 3, if a school gets a 4 point average progress per year that's boardering on outstanding as it would ensure all your 2b's/2a's made it to 5, 1b/1a to 4 etc......which would, give you an excellent VA score, with a higher APS due to the lack of fine leveling in SATs.
That's what Ofsted judged us in the new framework, however, you must triangulate that with teaching and work scrut.

6. ### Gaudipele

3 satisfactory, 3.5 good, 4 outstanding.

7. ### littlerussellNew commenter

The simple answer is to take the figures for KS2 and then divide by 4.
Outstanding = approx 14.4 APS gain across the key stage (102+ VA). So 3.7
Good = approx 12.4 APS (+0.2 above national 2011), so 3.1 APS.
Satisfactory = approx 11.2 APS (-1 below national, or 99-100 VA), so 2.7+
In our OFSTED last year, the inspector was going as low as +2.5 for satisfactory.
Remember that what APS doesn't show is % making progress, which is more critical, since a small number of high performing children can add value and mask a tail of underachievement which will show up in % two levels progress.
I would add that the consistency of progress (ie almost all making appropriate progress to be good) needs to be considered alongside these figures.