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Just heard that speechlink have not been selected!

We chose EEx but really feel for those who selected SL with time running out :-([/quote)

 

Hi, Im not school so not completely clued up on the baseline thingy - however I do know that our feeder school chose speechlink as their baseline - so what do you mean by ....'have not been selected'?

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Only 3 of the 6 are able to continue, EEXBA, NFER and CAM. The other 3 did not get enough schools to sign up so schools that chose them will now have to choose another.

 

At the same time the campaign against the baseline gains pace, with 'better without the baseline which can read more about if you wish

 

http://www.betterwithoutbaseline.org.uk/

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I love how the DfE phrase this!!

Approved providers

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has approved the following:

If you’ve previously chosen a provider that is no longer on the list of approved providers, you can still use your selected provider. However, we won’t reimburse any costs and or report your progress.

 

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They failed to get 10% of all schools to choose them.

Cx

Ah thanks Catma. The Reception teacher was convinced this was the way forward - in order to sort out the weakest links! - not nice.

I mentioned that EE had had good reviews but she was sure that Speechlink was able to 'show immediately those on the spectrum'.

Guess she'll have to think again!

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Hip Hip Horaay for Early Excellence.

It makes me extra happy that the DfE aren't happy about it's popularity! Us Early years folk have never been a conformist bunch!

How do you know that Rufus? It's something I had a feeling about but I don't know why and don't remember seeing anything in print.

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How do you know that Rufus? It's something I had a feeling about but I don't know why and don't remember seeing anything in print.

 

Hip Hip Horaay for Early Excellence.

It makes me extra happy that the DfE aren't happy about it's popularity! Us Early years folk have never been a conformist bunch!

 

Unfortunately it may lead to the return of SATs tests for our 7 year olds as to have two consecutive "Teacher Assessed" assessments will never do. The popularity of EExBa may have unforseen consequences which may not matter much to the good folk of the EYFS but do ultimately impact on our children in schools. For every action there is usually an equal and opposite reaction.

 

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Unfortunately it may lead to the return of SATs tests for our 7 year olds as to have two consecutive "Teacher Assessed" assessments will never do. The popularity of EExBa may have unforseen consequences which may not matter much to the good folk of the EYFS but do ultimately impact on our children in schools. For every action there is usually an equal and opposite reaction.

 

Cx

That is also something I have a feeling about!

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So Hodder is out of the running, then? What happens now - our school has chosen Hodder and are using this STA for termly testing throughout the school.

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How do you know that Rufus? It's something I had a feeling about but I don't know why and don't remember seeing anything in print.

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately it may lead to the return of SATs tests for our 7 year olds as to have two consecutive "Teacher Assessed" assessments will never do. The popularity of EExBa may have unforseen consequences which may not matter much to the good folk of the EYFS but do ultimately impact on our children in schools. For every action there is usually an equal and opposite reaction.

 

Cx

Hi Catma and Froglet

I was on EEXba training when Liz Marsden received an email from the Dfe, this was her take on it.

 

Yes Catma you are right, it may mean the reintroduction for testing at the end of KS1. But I also fear that since the baseline contract is only for 2015-2017 it may also mean another change for EYFS. I fear the Gov will change the bench posts so that EExba becomes less credible and we all have to go through the whole process again.

It's all one big game and unfortunately our children are stuck in the middle of it!

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So Hodder is out of the running, then? What happens now - our school has chosen Hodder and are using this STA for termly testing throughout the school.

You can:

 

1) reselect one of the 3 currently accredited ones and have your progress measured through that in 2022 and onwards and get reimbursed by the DfE.

 

2) carry on with the one you selected but NOT have your progress measured in 2022 or onwards, this being judged on KS1 - KS2 in 2022 and by your KS2 meeting the floor standard alone from 2023 onwards. And get no reimbursement from the DfE.

 

Cx

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The irony of it all is I recall the howls and wails of indignation when the EYFSP was introduced!!

 

The NUT are angling for a boycott but in my opinion the real issue is the overarching testing and accountabilty regime which is about making it harder for schools to remain un-academised. I cannot see how you boycott something which is essentially "non-statutory". The answer to that is "so just don't do it then!" When schools boycotted the SATs tests years ago, all that happened is they ended up with no SATs so were judged accordingly by Ofsted.

 

This baseline is not about children's learning and we mustn't see it as such. Teachers will still have to deliver on the EYFS and there has been no indication (yet) that the 17 ELGs and reporting to parents requirements would go, but I think we will see that change.

 

Cx

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