“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 Early Years Foundation Stage Profile

The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile

This chapter will:

  • Explore the principles, content and requirements of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
  • Consider the practical implications of its implementation

The Foundation Stage Profile (FSP) was first introduced in 2003, as a single statutory summative assessment for the end of the then Foundation Stage, later the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), ostensibly replacing the numerous ‘Baseline Assessments’ as a statutory summative record, though, as previously discussed, this altered the required timing of the assessment from the beginning to the end of the phase. Typically the (EY)FS Profile would be completed by the reception teacher at the end of the summer term, as the child prepared to transfer to Y1, though the requirement ...

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