The EYFS profile could be scrapped and replaced by a formal test when children start school.

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In proposals put out for consultation today, children will be assessed using ‘a baseline check’ when they start Reception.

Nick Clegg also announced changes to testing at 11 to prepare children for secondary school, which would measure the progress they had made during primary school.

The consultation asks for suggestions as to when the baseline would be set, for example, at the age of seven or ‘a simple check of a child’s ability’ in the early weeks of when they start school. Read more…

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