NFER Reception Baseline Assessment
The practical, child-friendly baseline assessment
Cohort Profile Report (for schools)
The Cohort Profile Report provides schools with information for a group of pupils. Schools can select the whole year group, or a particular class, or filter by background information such as boy/girl, or pupil premium. It may be particularly useful for school management information and analysis.
The report includes cohort average scaled scores and age-adjusted scores for the assessment overall and for each core component separately (Mathematics and Communication, Language and Literacy [CLL]).
The graph at the bottom of the report provides schools with useful information regarding the cohort’s average age-adjusted scores (for each component) compared with the national average. The cohort scores for the optional Foundations of Learning checklist are shown separately.
What does the assessment tell school leaders about the intake?
School leaders can gain a quick overview of their baseline results by using the cohort report. You can choose the whole Reception intake, a class, or a group, such as boys or girls, English as an additional language or pupil premium. The scaled scores give a robust indication of where the school stands compared to a national sample. They can form the basis of discussions for leadership teams, governors and Ofsted.