Information about how to submit potential assessments for consideration in the reception baseline.
Purpose of the reception baseline
The reception baseline is being introduced to help assess school effectiveness by providing a score for each pupil at the start of reception which reflects their attainment against a pre-determined content domain. This score will be used as the basis for an accountability measure of the relative progress of a cohort of pupils through primary school.
Schools will be able to choose from a list of approved reception baseline assessments.
All submissions will need to meet the baseline criteria
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. The deadline for submission of evidence against the criteria is 15th December 2014. An approved list of reception baselines will be published early in 2015.
Queries about the baseline
Ministerial and Public Communications Division Department for Education
Store Street Manchester M1 2WD