Plans to introduce a baseline assessment for Reception pupils are being delayed a year to September 2021.
The Department for Education has written to all primary schools in England following discussions with head teachers’ unions.
Heads had been pushing for a delay to the introduction of the assessment designed to check where pupils are when they enter school.
The assessment is part of a system of tests to track pupils’ progress.
School standards minister, Nick Gibb, said: “As we prepare for all children to return to school in September, I know teachers are working tirelessly to provide extra support to children to recover from the impact of the coronavirus.
“In light of these…
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