An assessment for pupils in reception to measure their progress in primary schools from 2021.
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Any reference to the reception baseline assessment becoming statutory from 2020 in these documents is now inaccurate. The reception baseline assessment will become statutory from September 2021.
The reception baseline assessment will provide the basis for a new way of measuring the progress primary schools make with their pupils. Unlike the current progress measure, this will give schools credit for the important work they do with their pupils between reception and year 2.
Following a successful national voluntary pilot, the reception baseline assessment will be statutory in schools from September 2021.
The assessment framework provides details about the assessment, including information about the content of the assessment and its design.
The supporting document provides further information on the development process, content and format of the assessment.
Published 27 February 2019
Last updated 7 May 2021 + show all updates
Updated for the introduction of the 2021 reception baseline assessment.
Updated to note any reference to the reception baseline assessment becoming statutory from 2020 in these documents is now inaccurate. Statutory introduction of the reception baseline assessment has been postponed to autumn 2021.