The new reception baseline assessment

The new reception baseline assessment

A new Reception baseline assessment is being introduced from September 2015. It is intended to help assess school effectiveness by providing a score for each pupil at the start of Reception. This score will then be used as the basis for an accountability measure of the relative progress of a cohort of pupils through primary school.

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Schools win funds to develop and share new ways of assessing pupils

A new package of pupil assessment methods, developed by teachers for teachers, was today (1 May 2014) unveiled by the government.

The new methods, one of which will use in-class apps, will help schools easily and accurately chart pupils’ attainment and progress so they can provide effective, targeted support where it is needed, and will give parents clearer information about their child’s performance and progress.

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