The Making Good Progress pilot was set up to test new ways to increase rates of pupil progress. It started in September 2007 and ran to July 2009 and involved pupils in Key Stage 2 and 3 in over 450 schools in 10 Local Authorities.
The MGP Pilot aims to respond to the challenge of continuing to raise educational achievement by focusing on progression as well as attainment in five key strands.
The evaluation found that respondents were supportive of the principles of the Pilot, with 63% of teachers surveyed reporting that the Pilot should be rolled out nationally.
Analysis of progression data shows that at KS2, the proportion of pupils in the Pilot making at least two levels of progress was: 87.5% in reading; 72.6% in writing; 80.7% in English and 78.8% in mathematics.
All local authority pilot leaders, 83% of headteachers, 69% of Heads of Department and 71% of teachers indicated that the MGP Pilot overall had contributed to increased rates of progression.
EVALUATION OF THE MAKING GOOD PROGRESS PILOT is available from DCSF