As part of the consensus meetings, we agreed broad areas that should be measured and also agreed criteria by which to judge candidate measures. Although not explicitly agreed as a criterion in the consensus group, there is a clear need to ensure that any recommendations are made in the context of what is already measured within existing student cohorts and any wider recommendations on measurement that are likely to affect the sector. This will be referred to throughout the document.
This document summarises the results of that exercise. Broad statements of agreement from the consensus group are first given, including criteria by which to judge candidate measures. Commonly used candidate measures are then assessed against these criteria for each of the agreed areas of measurement.