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How are you doing Baseline Assessment - new eyfs

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by Crownie13, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Forgive me if people have answered this - I have seen general posts about new EYFS but not relating specifically to baseline.
    Baseline would normally be done using the Profile as a starter, so that when the Profile is filled out at the end, progress over the year can be shown plain and simple. However, with the Profile not coming out until Jan (if then!!), with no real idea of what it will be like, what do you plan on doing? Using DM and ELG as appropriate?

  2. Hi
    I have produced some documents to use in Sept using the DM and Characteristics of effective learning. Our LA say we should have software by Jan 13 but we have had problems before and as we are due an ofsted I don't want to get caught out. They might not be any good but you could have a look - I have uploaded them under EYFS assessment.
  3. Sorry should have mentioned that they are under PSED resources for EYFS.
  4. Thanks these looks great. So are you going to do baseline by highlighting off DM (and perhaps ELG for v high ability) each child is showing evidence off? & for the 3 main areas or all areas?

    Are you also planning on using characteristics of effective learning as baseline?

    Thankyou (from an NQT :) )
  5. pete72

    pete72 New commenter

    These resources are great thank you!
  6. louisea

    louisea New commenter

    I've been on some assessment training today and our LEA gave us some simple tracking sheets to follow.
    They suggest that for baseline/headteacher's and Ofsted you use ELG and state what % of your children are at 30-50 mths/40-60/ELG on entry and then at autumn/spring/summer.
    Not allowed to reproduce them as they are copyrighted, but if anyone wants to mail me to discuss this further I am happy to!!!!
  7. louisea

    louisea New commenter

    Are you an ICT whizz, those assessments are brilliant!
  8. Hi Crownie
    Yes I am going to do baseline by highlighting DM for all and possible ELG for v. high ability children for all areas. I am also going to be using characteristics of effective learning too as I feel that this is a very important aspect and will probalby update this throughout the year as and when I see progress.
    Hope that helps.
  9. No, I am not an ICT whizz but really wanted something I could use. We are due an OFSTED any minute and have a funny feeling they won't turn up till September so thought I needed something to use unti our LA get themselves sorted.
    Thanks anyway, I am glad someone esle will get use from them.
  10. lilyput
    I can't open your grids!! They sound great!
    Please help, I would love to see them!
  11. coco and crusty

    coco and crusty New commenter

    Hi lilyput,
    trying to have a look at your fantastic sounding resource but it says its been removed [​IMG] I would love to see them too.
  12. We currently highlight DM each term in our nursery so will continue to use this in reception, it seems sensible rather than starting all over again on the scale points sheet like we used to. each term we will look if they are emerging, developing, confident or exceeding (1-4) in each area and note this down to show progression

  13. I can't find lilyput's resource either!

  14. jen77

    jen77 New commenter

    Have just looked for them too!! [​IMG]
  15. Hi everybody
    Sorry for the confusion but I removed them so I could save them in a format that is compatible with older versions of word. I am busy today but will put them back on in a different format tonight and hope that works!
  16. Have you got ur email? I'd love to hear your views

  17. Hi Liliyput - I've found them but they won't open, it keeps saying 'There was an error opening up the file'.

    Is anyone else having trouble??

  18. sunshinesarah

    sunshinesarah New commenter

    Progress is not allowed to be measured using profile scores only on stage. So will still do baseline highlighting stage- best fit. I went on county training today and they said you should not assess children on the characteristics on learning.
  19. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    we have been told to only assess on 3 prime areas. when challenged, as ofsted had told one school that they expected to see all areas baselined, advisor basically said to do what she told us to do. then said ofsted didn't like her very much.
    this did not inspire confidence.
  20. louisea

    louisea New commenter

    Great!! And so it begins....Ofsted not knowing anything!!!

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