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Is the ‘unreliable’ baseline test in jeopardy?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    Schools appear to have lost faith in the reception baseline assessment by backing out of the pilot before the tests for four and five-year-old children become statutory next year. The assessment looks at the starting point to measure progress in maths and language, communication and literacy. But critics believe the tests are a waste of time:

    ‘Almost 200 schools had already dropped out of the reception baseline assessment pilot before it began this term.

    More than 9,600 schools signed up to take part in a pilot of the controversial assessment earlier this year.’

    What do you think about the tests? What are your views about the number of schools that have abandoned the pilot? Do you think the future of the baseline assessment is in jeopardy because of the number of schools that have dropped out of the pilot?


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