Early years assessment


Progress check at age two summary example (word) can be used alongside know how guide (GOV.UK)

EYFS progress check at age two example (word) - If at any point throughout the EYFS significant emerging concerns are identified an EHAP should be initiated.

Monitoring children's progress and outcomes

These tools can be used from birth to five to track and provide gap analyses of children's progress for individual, whole group and specific groups:

Early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP)

Ealing EYFS profile moderation plan 2017/18 (pdf)

Schools must complete the EYFSP for reception pupils and report results to the local authority by Friday, 29 June 2018

National updates

Primary assessment in England: Government consultation response

Key points:

  • A continued commitment to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, with the 7 areas of learning and development remaining the same
  • The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) will remain in place with improvements in key areas
  • Clarification and refinement of the descriptors underpinning the 17 Early Learning Goals (ELGs), to further align with key stage 1 and to ensure all descriptors are focused on the right age appropriate outcomes
  • Consideration will be given to reducing the number of ELGs that are assessed and nationally collected
  • Retain the existing assessment scales, with consideration given to introducing an additional band within the ‘emerging’ scale to accurately reflect the attainment and progress of all children, and to help identify where young children may require additional support as early as possible
  • Improved supporting guidance for the EYFSP and the moderation process

EYFSP outcomes for 2016/17 have been published (GOV.UK)

EYFS Profile Handbook 2018 (GOV.UK)
This handbook supports practitioners in making accurate judgements about each child's attainment

Details the statutory requirements for the EYFS profile assessment and reporting for 2017/18.

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.

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: 26 Feb 2018