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New blog challenges the evidence on the government’s new baseline test in reception

In a new article on the BERA Blog, the members of BERA’s expert panel convened to consider the viability of the baseline assessment for school accountability urge the government to think again: their current proposals are ‘not fit for purpose’ and threaten to become a wasteful and pointless exercise. 

Read the blog in full here.

The panel will publish a full ‘BERA Baseline Briefing’ statement in June 2018. The panel’s members are:

  • Professor Gemma Moss, UCL Institute of Education and past president, British Educational Research Association
  • Professor Harvey Goldstein, University of Bristol
  • Professor Pam Sammons, University of Oxford and senior research fellow, Jesus College, Oxford
  • Gwen Sinnott, education consultant and past president of the London Education Research Network
  • Emeritus Professor Gordon Stobart, UCL Institute of Education.