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Pupils: Assessments

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th July 2019.

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Photo of Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of undertaking baseline assessments in each financial year from 2019-20 to 2023-24.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

​The estimated spend on the reception baseline assessment (RBA) for the financial years 2019-20 to 2023-24 is as follows:


£2.9 million


£3.6 million


£3.4 million





​These figures include the estimated spend for both the National Foundation for Educational Research RBA assessment and current development plans for the RBA for 2022-24.

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