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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.
Nearly a third of schools are not in favour of the Reception baseline, new research suggests.
The names of the providers that will offer the Reception Baseline from September have finally been confirmed.
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