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.
Education Endowment Foundation – Our Early Years Toolkit – an accessible summary of educational research – has been updated. Education Endowment Foundation – an accessible summary of educational research for early years […]
GOV.UK – Quality assurance review report produced by Tribal Education. The review looked at the effectiveness of different methods of checking the quality of data from the baseline assessment. This was to […]
The Telegraph – British school children could be guinea pigs for controversial new tests for five-year-olds, despite other nations rejecting the trials. The move is disclosed in a contract document published quietly […]
GOV.UK – Early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) results for the 2015 to 2016 academic year, at national and local authority level. BBC News Education – ‘Shocking’ figures show a third of […]