The assessment of a child`s aptitude and ability as he/she starts compulsory schooling (age 4 - 5).
A standardised test, battery of tests, or observational procedure designed to establish the attainment level of children at a significant point, particularly on entry to infant schools at 5 and transfer to secondary schools at 11. Their performance is regarded as a â€˜baseline` from which their subsequent performance may be predicted, monitored and any relevant improvement or deterioration judged.
An assessment of a child's skills and abilities usually made by a teacher within the first seven weeks of starting primary school. It shows teachers what a child can do when starting school and helps them to plan lessons and measure progress. Areas covered include language and literacy, mathematics and personal and social development.
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