This research investigates the impact on children of the approach to accountability being pursued in England. Teachers expect to be accountable: but in ways which are sensible, proportionate and which benefit children’s education. This is not the case in English schools.
The baseline assessment will test children’s abilities in literacy and numeracy within weeks of them entering school in reception. The NUT believes that children are more than a score. A range of campaign resources on baseline testing are available on our Better Without Baseline campaign page.