DfE – Research into the impact of early education at ages 2 to 4 on child outcomes at age 4, and the importance of the early years home environment.
British Educational Research Association (BERA) – This report sets out the case against the government’s proposal to use a baseline assessment test of pupils in reception to hold schools in England […]
Materials and links for the EYFS Profile Pilot 2018-2019 DfE/Foundation Years – EYFS pilot framework. DfE/Foundation Years – EYFS Profile pilot handbook. Education Endowment Fund – Early Years Foundation Stage Profile […]
STA – Information leaflet for schools about the new reception baseline assessment.
TES – Last week, the NEU vowed to disrupt the baseline assessments of four-year-olds. This week, the government announced that NFER had won the contract to begin testing in September 2020. […]
STA – Information about the development of an assessment for pupils in reception to measure their progress in primary schools from 2020. DfE – New measure for fairer recording of primary school performance.
TES – Early years minister Nadhim Zahawi explains why teacher observations have been ruled out for the new Reception baseline assessment.
The Guardian – Robert Winston among signatories of letter warning against moves to increase formal maths and literacy teaching. The Guardian – Ofsted’s Bold Beginnings report on reception class curriculum is flawed. […]
STA – This handbook supports EYFS practitioners in making accurate judgements about each child’s attainment in 2018.
The Department for Education intends to run a competitive procurement process for the development and delivery of an assessment for reception aged children to baseline their prior attainment at their […]
Education Endowment Foundation – Review of assessment measures in the early years: Language and literacy, numeracy, and social emotional development and mental health.
Ofsted – This report looks at the Reception curriculum in successful schools and how well it prepared 4 and 5 year olds for the rest of their education and beyond. TES – ‘My […]
TES – Department for Education says it wants to see an assessment of pupils’ ‘self-regulation’, alongside communication, literacy and maths. The new baseline assessments for primary school pupils will cost up to […]
DfE – Statistics on early years foundation stage profile assessments including breakdowns by pupil characteristics.
STA – Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the early years foundation stage (EYFS) profile in the 2017 to 2018 academic year.