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Expansion of baseline tests scrapped.

Expansion of baseline tests scrapped.

Plans to include tests of how well children can persist with a task have been dropped from the baseline assessment following trials.

A document published today by the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) reveals that “self-regulation” will not be assessed by the tasks undertaken by 4- and 5-year-old children as part of the baseline assessments.

Instead, the baseline assessment will consist solely of mathematics tasks and literacy, communication and language tasks, while self-regulation will be included in a reformed early years foundation stage profile. 

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