The 2013 Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Handbook contains important information for local authorities, headteachers and all Early Years professionals about assessing children's attainment.
It includes information about how and why EYFS assessments should be carried out and guidance on how to complete an EYFS Profile; recording children's attainment; and making accurate and reliable judgements about EYFS attainment.
The Handbook should be used alongside the EYFS Assessment and reporting arrangements and exemplification materials.
This guidance contains information about why and how Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) assessment should be carried out. It includes information about completing an EYFS Profile and advice about making, recording and moderating accurate and reliable judgements about children's attainment.
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Statutory guidance from the Department, covering statutory assessment and reporting requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
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An overview of the EYFS Profile exemplification materials.