“This book is written by one of the leading experts on assessment. It contains the deep knowledge and understanding that comes with knowing a subject inside out; but Jan Dubiel’s approach is very practical.” -Professor Tina Bruce CBE, University of Roehampton How we assess our youngest children is a vital part of early years practice. The new edition of Jan Dubiel’s bestselling book offers a clear explanation of the role of assessment in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and step-by-step guidance for those working with children from birth to five on making and recording observations in practice. Updated throughout the second edition now features: • A brand new chapter on the History of the Baseline Assessment Policy • A companion website including access to SAGE journal articles, child observation videos and examples of completed assessments • Detailed guidance on the new Integrated Health and Education check at age two This book continues to help students and practitioners develop an evidence-based understanding of assessment and an appreciation of what constitutes effective assessment in early years settings.

The 2-Year-Old Progress Check and the Integrated Review

The 2-Year-Old Progress Check and the Integrated Review

This chapter will:

  • Explore the rationale and outline the requirements of the ‘2-year-old progress check’ and consider the practical implications for practitioners and settings
  • Identify the key aspects and considerations for the ‘Integrated Review at 2–2 1/2 years

The revised EYFS included a new requirement that ‘When a child is aged between two and three, practitioners must review their progress, and provide parents and/or carers with a short written summary of their child’s development in the prime areas’ (DfE 2012: 10).

This ‘2-year-old progress check’ was introduced as a new initiative to provide a summative assessment of children in provision aged between 24 and 36 months. Although not described as a statutory summative ...

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