Attainment 8 measures the average achievement of pupils in up to 8 qualifications.
Results for 2016 in Shropshire show an average score per pupil of 50.5 compared to the West Midlands of 49.1, statistical neighbours (most similar authorities) 48.2 and for England 48.2. Results have been calculated for 2015, which shows a score of 49.1 for Shropshire, however slight changes to the methodology mean that direct comparison of performance should not be made.
The Shropshire attainment 8 score indicates that pupils achieve a score equivalent to a grade of just above a C for each of their subjects.
For more information on Progress 8 read the Department for Education guide.