Teachers question accuracy of baseline assessment

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The test used to assess four-year-olds in reception class when they start school does not accurately reflect children's ability at this age, according to research carried out by UCL for the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT).

Teachers believe that valuable information about their new pupils is not provided by the assessment and that it disrupts pupils' start to school when many are in education for the first time.

The research, which was conducted by Dr Guy Roberts-Holmes and Dr Alice Bradbury (UCL Institute of Education) in…

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