Reception baseline assessment
Find out what the reception baseline assessment means for your child when they start school.
The reception baseline assessment is a short and simple check of a child’s early literacy, communication, language and maths skills when they begin school. It will be piloted in some schools from September 2019.
The assessment will form the start of a new measure of how schools are helping their pupils to progress between reception and year 6.
Your child does not need to prepare. There is no pass mark or score and your child should not realise they’re doing an assessment.
Many schools already do a similar check so the teacher can understand the needs of their pupils when they arrive at school.
Speak to your child’s school to find out if they are taking part in the pilot from September 2019.