EYFS Update 1st July 2020 - Reception Baseline Assessment.
In response to the 2017 primary assessment consultation, the government announced plans to introduce a statutory reception baseline assessment (RBA) in autumn 2020. Due to the challenging circumstances faced by schools in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the statutory introduction of the RBA has been postponed to Autumn 2021. Instead, schools have the opportunity to sign up to the RBA Early Adopter year.
Schools who choose to participate will receive assessment materials shortly before the October 2020 half-term, with the optional assessment window opening for six-weeks after the October half-term. Participation is optional, even after signing up. Data gathered from the Early Adopter year will not be used for the purpose of the progress measure.
The recruitment window for schools to sign up opens on 25 June and closes on 24 July 2020.
If you have any questions about the reception baseline assessment, please contact 0330 088 4171.