Since Nick Gibb’s new early years responsibilities have been announced there has been renewed support to sign a petition to block Reception Baseline Assessments (RBA) in England.
The Department of Education is currently planning to spend £10 million on RBAs which are designed to assess four and five year old children in maths, language, communication and literacy. The assessment is being piloted this year but almost 200 schools have changed their minds about taking part.
PACEY has supported this movement from More Than a Score for a number of years and will continue to support the campaign to end the implementation of baseline assessments for reception aged children.
Click here to sign the petition from More than a Score and support the end to reception baseline assessments