Delivering a reception baseline assessment

19 October 2017

In September 2017, the Government published its response to the Department for Education’s consultation on primary assessment in which is specified that a new reception baseline assessment (RBA) would be introduced to enable progress of a whole cohort to be measured across seven years of schooling.

In this paper in the NFER Thinks series, Catherine Kirkup outlines in more detail what will be required of the new RBA if it is to enable fair and consistent comparisons across schools in this new high-stakes accountability regime.