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.
We are commencing our national voluntary pilot in autumn 2019, and schools will be able to sign up to participate between 1 March and 5 April 2019.
The assessment framework provides details about the assessment for the pilot year, 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.
Reception baseline assessment information video
You can view the reception baseline assessment information video below. It provides details about the assessment including its purpose, how it will work in practice and the national voluntary pilot.