NFER Reception Baseline Assessment
The practical, child-friendly baseline assessment

Mapped to Early Years Outcomes

The NFER Reception Baseline Assessment is mapped to the Department for Education’s Early Years Outcomes and key stage 1 programmes of study in the national curriculum.

At the beginning of Reception, some children will have reached the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) outlined in the Early Years Outcomes but many will not, as the ELGs relate to the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

In developing the mapping, NFER referred to the ELGs but also to the development statements in the age/stage bands in Development Matters, for 30-50 months and 40-60 months.

All the tasks and checklists of the NFER Reception Baseline Assessment are mapped to both the ELG and the development statements leading up to this, reflecting both the areas of learning and the ELGs themselves.

This ensures the NFER Reception Baseline Assessment is fully in line with early years good practice.

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