• Reception baseline assessment: 8 key findings from the DfE's pilot report

    The Department for Education has published a report on its pilot of the new reception baseline assessment, which will be rolled out to all schools this September. The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) was tasked with carrying out the process, which consisted of a trial with members of the September 2018 intake, and then

    15.46 Feb. 26th, 2020 | News

  • Ofsted reception curriculum report: The 15 recommendations

    Ofsted has today published ‘Bold beginnings’, its report into how reading, writing and maths are taught to pupils in the reception year. The research is based on visits to 41 “successful” primary schools during the summer term, and forms part of the watchdog’s wider review of the curriculum across all school phases. In 2016, just 72

    0.01 Nov. 30th, 2017 | News

  • Early Excellence not in running for new baseline tests

    Early Excellence, the early-years company that developed a popular baseline assessment used by 12,500 schools, will not compete to deliver the government’s new baseline tests, after it branded the plans as ideological and inept. Last week the government launched a tender for a £10 million contract to develop and deliver a new baseline assessment for

    13.55 Nov. 29th, 2017 | News