Research and analysis

Reception baseline comparability study

A study comparing the 3 reception baseline assessments used by schools in the 2015 to 2016 academic year.


Reception baseline comparability study


This comparability study was conducted for the optional reception baseline assessments administered in the 2015 to 2016 academic year.

The study was designed to determine whether the 3 different assessment products were sufficiently comparable to be used as the starting point for measuring progress.

The report is aimed at a technical audience but will also be of interest to those involved in assessment in the early years.

Published 7 April 2016