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Early years assessment


Early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP)

Schools completed the EYFSP for reception pupils and reported results in June 2019.

EYFS profile outcomes: Sense-check and guide for benchmarking (pdf)

EYFS stage reforms and early adopters handbook 2021 (news item 3 July 2020)

Early years foundation stage profile exemplification materials (GOV.UK)
The materials may be referred to if guidance is required for the levels of learning and development expected at the end of the EYFS.

Reception baseline key dates(GOV.UK)
This includes the trial and pilot phases and the first two years of statutor delivery:

  • September 2018 - Trialling in a nationally representative selection of schools
  • September 2019 - Large scale voluntary pilot
  • September 2020- National roll-out Update: Reception baseline postponed (News item 26 June 2020)
  • September 2023 - Key stage one assessment becomes non-statutory
  • September 2027 - First progress scores published

Resources to support EYFSP moderation:

Understanding and using the EYFSP data

Questions to prompt your EYFSP Data analysis (pdf)

The national strategies- guide to accessing, understanding, interrogating and using data in the early years (pdf)

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Last updated: 22 Oct 2021