More details of the new baseline assessment that children will be expected to take at the start of Reception have been set out.

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The Standards and Testing Agency has published the criteria for the ‘reception baseline’ that will be introduced from September 2015 in all primary schools. They will be able to choose from an approved list of commercial providers, which will be published early next year.

Assessments must be ‘age-appropriate’ and ‘clearly linked’ to the EYFS’s learning and development requirements in communication and language, literacy and mathematics.

Details of the process that suppliers will need to follow to submit their baseline assessments for evaluation will be published later this month. Read full article…

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