Already we have identified 3–4 children in each class who are starting early intervention on language related work. It’s great to have actual figures rather than just assumptions.
Peter Long, Principal, Scoil Ide Primary School, Limerick

Baseline Quick Reference Guide

  • Age range: 4-5 years
  • Suitable for: Teachers, Teaching Assistants
  • Test duration: 25 minutes
  • Test format: Tablet

Baseline and Baseline Progress

Baseline and Baseline Progress provide you with an efficient, child-friendly and reliable way of assessing literacy, language and communication and mathematics in three short, picture-based sections that require no reading, as they enter school (Baseline) and at the end of their first year in school (Baseline Progress). 

Designed to be fun, friendly and engaging for pupils, GL Assessment’s award winning Baseline allows teachers to measure literacy, language and numeracy on entry. There is the option of an end of year (Reception/P1/Y1) assessment.

Fully standardised for pupils aged 4-5 years, Baseline is delivered in a unique, dual-tablet format. Delivered in the same way, Baseline Progress assesses literacy and mathematics, enabling you to measure progression and help to quantify the often excellent progress made by young learners. Baseline Progress can also be used as a standalone measure. Both assessments allow you to complete the assessment in one session or in separate sessions depending on the pupil’s needs.

The assessment contains a mixture of oral and touch based questions with full colour illustrations to fully engage young children. The complete baseline solution includes the assessments, training and support materials, automatic scoring and instant reporting.

Why use Baseline?

  • To benchmark as children enter school (Baseline)
  • To measure progress at the end of their first year in school (Baseline Progress)
  • Combine with teachers’ judgements to create a picture of a pupil’s progress
  • Inform teaching and learning with reports
  • Communicate with teaching staff and parents