New Benchmarks – Monitoring 2019/20 (England)
England: There will be different benchmarks for the 2019 end of year results and for 2019/20 monitoring.
We will be using the transitional points for all students in Years 12 and 13. This is different to the points scale that we are using for 2019 end of year and reflects the move for this cohort of students to GCSE grades 9-1.
THIS AFFECTS THE PRIOR ATTAINMENT OF STUDENTS PROGRESSING FROM YEAR 12 TO 13 IN YOUR SCHOOL / COLLEGE.
Important implications for Year 12 students progressing to Year 13: You will have to recalculate the prior attainment of your Year 12 students moving into Year 13 in September for all Level 3 courses. Connect Data will be set up to prompt you to do this from this summer.
Implications for monitoring analysis in Connect Interactive: Initial analysis shows that for the vast majority of students the re-benchmarking has not resulted in a MEG change.
The change in the method of calculation of input score will affect those schools and colleges who have:
- Set A level MEGs for Year 12 at the start of their courses in September 2018
- Entered any monitoring Gradepoints into Connect Interactive across 2018/19 for your Year 12 cohort
We will be releasing a Briefing Paper with more details soon.
Wales, Northern Ireland and International Schools: The benchmarks for monitoring 2019/20 will be the same as the new 2019 end of year benchmarks.