Observation, Assessment and Planning – EYFS Profile and Moderation
Assessment at the end of the EYFS – The EYFS Profile
The EYFS Profile will continue to be the statutory assessment at the end of the EYFS until 2018.
The EYFS profile summarises and describes children’s attainment at the end of the EYFS. It is based on ongoing observation and assessment in the three Prime and four Specific areas of learning.
A completed profile will consist of 20 items of information: the attainment of each child assessed as a ‘best fit’ judgement against each of the 17 early learning goals (ELGs), together with a short narrative describing the child’s learning characteristics.
For each ELG, practitioners must make a ‘best fit’ judgement whether the child is meeting the level of development expected at the end of Reception year (expected), exceeding this level (exceeding), or not yet reaching this level (emerging). The judgements will be informed by assessments of observations of what the child can do consistently and independently.
See the 2017 handbook.
From 2015 there was revised early learning goal (ELG) exemplification for:
The rest is the same as 2014 version.