Repurposing early childhood education? A critical analysis of reception base line assessment
20 February 2020, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
In this seminar, Dr Guy Roberts-Holmes, Dr Diana Sousa, Dr Siew Fung Lee and Dr Emma Jones discuss their research critical engagement with the reception baseline assessment.
This event is free.
Bernardita Munoz Chereau
W3.07UCL Institute of Education20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0AL
After the controversial reception baseline assessment (RBA) was ‘withdrawn’ by the Department for Education (DfE) in April 2016, the RBA was trialled in half of the English primary schools in September 2019.
The 20-minute one-to-one pupil assessment conducted by teachers produces a single ‘baseline’ data figure on the basis of which young children's progress across primary school could be measured and accounted for.
The seminar will discuss issues within the context of punitive performativity, as the baseline's simplistic reductionism allows for the economisation of early years education assessment and for its commercialisation of comparison.
Image: commissioned by UCL Institute of Education
About the Speakers
Dr Guy Roberts-Holmes
Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at UCL Institute of EducationMore about Dr Guy Roberts-Holmes
Dr Diana Sousa
Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL Institute of EducationMore about Dr Diana Sousa
Dr Emma Jones
Lecturer in Education and Gender at UCL Institute of EducationMore about Dr Emma Jones