Official statistic: Key performance measure 5
Gap in degree outcomes (1sts or 2:1s) between disabled students and non-disabled students
2.5 percentage points
In 2018-19, there was a difference of 2.5 percentage points between the proportion of disabled and non-disabled students getting a 1st or 2:1
What does this show?
KPM 5 shows the percentage point gap between the proportions of disabled and non-disabled students receiving a 1st or a 2:1 over time.
Evidence shows that disabled students receive proportionately fewer 1sts and 2:1s than their non-disabled peers. This gap has decreased by 0.3 percentage points between 2017-18 and 2018-19.
We have identified this attainment gap as a strategic priority.
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About the measure
The measure shows degree outcomes by disability (self-declared). Specifically, the measure shows the percentage point difference in the proportions of disabled and non-disabled students receiving a 1st or a 2:1 over time.
- Frequency: Annual
- Population: Full-time undergraduate degree (otherwise known as first-degree) graduates domiciled in the UK obtaining classified honours degrees from higher education providers in England
- Data sources: Individual student data from HESA, and the Individualised Learner Record from ESFA
- Available: March.
Update to include data for academic year 2017-18 and change to population used to derive measure (change from England domiciled graduates to UK domiciled graduates).
Update to include data for academic year 2018-19.
Target: To eliminate the gap in degree outcomes (1sts or 2:1s) between disabled students and non-disabled students by 2024-25.
Last updated 15 February 2021 + show all updates
15 February 2021
- Availability changed to March
09 September 2020
- Information on the target for this measure
02 April 2020
- Annual update
21 March 2019
- Annual update and change to population used
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