Assessments: Coronavirus

Department for Education written question – answered on 13th May 2020.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of postponing the introduction of the reception baseline assessment in response to the disruption to early years learning.

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

The Department understands the challenging circumstances schools and early years settings are facing and is working closely with our delivery partner, the National Foundation for Educational Research, to keep progress towards the reception baseline assessment under regular review.

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