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Senior teachers want a 'complete review' of the way pupils are assessed as they say the current regime is ineffective and puts unnecessary stress on children.
The Department for Education has uploaded a new YouTube video on the Reception baseline assessment explaining how it will work.
The main study for the controversial OECD International Early Learning and Child Well-Being Study, known as 'Baby PISA', is to go ahead in autumn 2018, following last autumn’s field trial with 450 five-year-old children.
The Department for Education has put the contract out to tender for a supplier to develop, pilot and oversee the Reception baseline.
Measures of children’s progress – especially one-off assessments such as the baseline in Reception – are flawed, meaning neither policy-makers nor children benefit, say Alice Bradbury and Guy Roberts-Holmes
Plans to reform the EYFS Profile and goals are proving controversial. Annette Rawstrone reports
The OECD’s upcoming international study of early learning outcomes for five-year-olds has raised concerns in the sector. Charlotte Goddard reports
The progress and outcomes of funded two-year-olds are to be tracked from point of entry to the end of Reception in a new project backed by funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
Most local authorities have found difficulties in implementing the Integrated Review – but solutions do exist, reports Charlotte Goddard
The Better Without Baseline Coalition is calling for a review of assessment and accountability for the early years following the scrapping of Baseline as a progress measure.
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