Reception Baseline Assessment

Why choose BASE as your reception baseline assessment?

BASE, CEM's DfE-accredited Reception Baseline Assessment, is a child-friendly on-entry assessment which can help you understand quickly what each child knows and can do right at the start of their school life, as well as helping to measure progress over the reception year.

Introducing BASE - Reception Baseline Assessment

  • A quick and easy-to-use baseline assessment
  • Adaptive and child-friendly
  • Measure progress across the reception year
  • Insightful reporting to inform interventions, aid benchmarking and assist with target-setting
  • A balanced perspective combining objective and observation-based assessment

An introduction to BASE, CEM's DfE-accredited reception baseline assessment

 

A quick and easy-to-use baseline assessment

The reception baseline assessment takes approximately 20 minutes with each child (you can stop and restart if needed), and there is no teacher marking or data to input.

No formal training is required to carry out BASE.

You can find a wealth of pdf guides and short video resources to help you get started with your reception baseline assessment in school.

Adaptive and child-friendly

Featuring a lively and engaging interface, children enjoy meeting Milly the Bug and doing activities together to complete the reception baseline assessment.

The assessment adapts for each child, moving them on if questions are too difficult, or showing more challenging questions if they are answering correctly.

Learn more about running the BASE reception baseline assessment in school.

Measure progress across the reception year

BASE comes in three packages, so you can choose the reception baseline assessment and reporting package that fits best with your school’s existing assessment practices. With BASE Progress and BASE Inspection Ready, you can follow up your baseline with an end of year assessment, to measure progress over this first, important school year. Find out more about packages and pricing and how your school can purchase a reception baseline assessment.

Insightful reporting to inform interventions, aid benchmarking and assist with target-setting:

Get the most out of your reception baseline assessment with:

  • Comparisons against national averages to view assessment data in context
  • Detailed insight at both child and class level to inform interventions and planning for learning
  • Information across the reception year group to support school improvement plans, including:
    • Benchmarking against similar school data
    • Measuring progress across the cohort
    • Easy-to-share information for school inspectors and parents or carers

Read more about what the BASE reception baseline assessment reporting and feedback has to offer.

A balanced perspective combining objective and observation-based assessment

Based on over 20 years research, with over 3.6 million reception baseline assessments carried out, BASE will assess literacy, numeracy, communication, and PSED* – combining objective and observation-based assessment to enhance ongoing assessment practice.

Objective assessment can offer insight beyond observation, telling you things that are hard to observe and giving you information as a teacher that you would not otherwise easily get – it should be used alongside other forms of assessment as part of a holistic assessment approach.

Read more about what to look for in a baseline assessment.

*PSED is not included with BASEline

 
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Find out why 60% of current BASE reception baseline assessment schools have chosen the BASE Inspection Ready package.

 

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