Statutory Introduction of Reception Baseline Assessment DELAYED

Due to the challenging circumstances faced by schools in the context of the covid-19 pandemic, statutory introduction of the Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) has been postponed to Autumn 2021. Instead, schools have the opportunity to sign up to the RBA Early Adopter year.

How schools can get involved

State funded schools with a reception cohort will be able to participate in the RBA Early Adopter year. Schools who choose to participate will receive assessment materials shortly before the October 2020 half term, with the optional assessment window opening for six-weeks after the October half term.

Participation is optional, even after signing up. Data gathered from the Early Adopter year will not be used for the purpose of the progress measure, and a full privacy notice can be found here.

The recruitment window for schools to sign up opens on 25 June and closes on 24 July 2020.

Measuring progress

The new assessment will enable the DfE to create school-level progress measures for primary schools which show the progress pupils make from reception until the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

The new measures will be publish for the first time for all-through primaries in the summer of 2028. This will be when those pupils who entered reception in autumn 2021 reach the end of KS2.

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