Primary Education: Assessments:Written question - 60644

Asked by Tim Loughton
(East Worthing and Shoreham)

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Asked on: 17 June 2020
Department for Education
Primary Education: Assessments
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons the results of Reception Baseline Assessments will not be shared with the school attended by the pupil until that child is about to leave primary school.
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 22 June 2020

The Department has always been clear that the reception baseline assessment (RBA) is not a diagnostic assessment and should not be used to track or group individual children or hold early years settings to account. Data gathered from the assessment will only be used to create a baseline for school-level progress measures and will not be shared with schools, teachers, or parents. However, teachers will receive a series of short, narrative statements on how each child did at that time, which can be used to inform teaching.

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