Caroline Lucas – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Caroline Lucas on 2015-11-04.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department examined international comparators when developing the policy of a reception baseline assessment; and if she will make a statement.

Nick Gibb

There are several examples, internationally, of children having some form of assessment when they start school. This helps teachers to assess where extra support is needed.

The reception baseline assessment will formally recognise the progress that schools make with children throughout the primary years.