Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Our assessment and evidence products are perfect for use in Early Years settings. They can be used individually or become a powerful combination when used together.
Assessment for Early Years
Our NEW updated Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) assessment covers the range from birth to the Early Learning Goals (ELG) and beyond. We have used the new EYFS 2021 Framework and the new 2020 Development Matters when developing this framework. Our Early Stps covers the seven areas:
- Physical Development
- Communications and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Updated for EYFS 2021
Our Early Steps assessment framework was updated in 2020 for the new 2021 Early Years Foundation Stage and the 2020 Development Matters, so that it can be used by early adopters and so other schools can plan their implementation of the new framework.
New Levelling Structure
The leveling structure of the new Development Matters document is different to previous frameworks and wasn't designed with SEND in mind. It was however designed to reduce the burden on paperwork and assessment. The new Development Matters document has only 3 levels:
- Birth to 3
- 3 & 4 year olds
- Children in Reception
The EYFS Frameworks adds on the additional Early Learning Goals (ELG). We have taken the decision to split the 0-3 into 8 levels, so that settings with pupils with SEND can show progress for these children and help profile their needs. There are 4 levels between 0 and 12 months, each covering a developmental range of 3 months. There are 4 levels between 12 months and 36 months, each covering a developmental range of 6 months.
Assessment in Early Years is based on observation. Our Connecting Steps software is great for recording the achievements they make, covering the range from birth to the Exceeded Early Learning Goals (ELG) across all 7 areas. By breaking down the stages into smaller steps it assists in the observation process. You can record what the child has achieved and identify the next step.
Connecting Steps can display these assessments in a variety of ways. It can produce individual reports and graphs, or using our analysis module, produce detailed reports. Our analysis module is great for bringing all your data together. You can build reports for the different cohorts in your setting or pull off more detailed reports on individuals.
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