At present, these measures, and the methodology used to create them, are experimental. We are collecting feedback on all aspects of ABCS.
Once we have collected this feedback and had chance to incorporate any necessary changes, we will finalise the measures.
Going forward, we intend to explore the extension of these measures to other stages of the student lifecycle, and to explore how they could be made available at the level of each individual higher education provider.
This will enable higher education providers to use these measures to improve their understanding of how access, student success and progression into further study and work vary between different groups of students.
We want to see equality gaps at all stages of the student lifecycle closing. We hope that these more sophisticated measures will help any interventions reach those students and young people who most need them.