At the start of the year:
When a pupils starts school it is important to assess their starting point to be able to measure progress in learning. The reception baseline assessment (RBA) is a short, task-based assessment of your child’s early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills when they begin school. It is statutory for all schools from September 2021.
The assessment can take place at any point in the first 6 weeks of your child starting reception. 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.
At the end of the year:
EYFS Profile Assessment
The EYFS profile is a statutory assessment of children’s development at the end of the early years foundation stage (known as a summative assessment) and is made up of an assessment of the child’s outcomes in relation to the 17 early learning goals (ELGs). It is intended to provide a reliable, valid, and accurate assessment of each child’s development at the end of the EYFS.