Contentious assessments quietly go ahead despite parents’ concerns and legal challenge

With studious concentration the four-year-old lines up blue plastic bears and counts to five. Then she points to grass in a picture and recognises the letter “g”.

She is one of the first children to take the government’s new reception baseline assessments for four and five-year-olds piloted in 9,000 schools and nurseries in England over the past six weeks.

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Posted by:Ryan Thomas Williams

I have been blogging about education policy, technology and research in various formats since 2014. As part of my PhD journey which focuses on social media in education, I have created an Education Technology blog. My aim is that IIT Education can share the latest EdTech news whilst providing a platform to discuss my research.