Exclusive: Most parents oppose Reception baseline test

According to TES, the majority of parents disagree with the government’s controversial plans to test children as soon as they start school, research shows.

A YouGov survey found that two-thirds of parents oppose the new Reception baseline assessment (RBA) for four- and five-year-olds, which is due to be introduced in all primary schools from September this year.

A pilot was carried out in September 2019, but DfE figures revealed that more than 7,000 primary and infant schools refused to take part.

In September, a University College London study revealed that 86 per cent of primary school headteachers had negative or qualified negative views of the tests.

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