How to moderate assessment of the EYFS profile

Find out how to conduct effective moderation of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) profile to help practitioners make accurate and consistent judgements of children's progress.

Last reviewed on 13 October 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Make sure assessment is inclusive
  2. Talk to other adults to get a holistic idea of children’s progress
  3. Benchmark progress internally and externally

Make sure assessment is inclusive

This involves being alert to the diversity of children's interests, and making sure that every child is able to demonstrate their attainment.

For example, children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) may do this in a different way to their peers, perhaps using eye pointing, symbols or signs. Remember that a child can use their established or preferred mode of communication for all of the early learning goals (ELGs) except ‘speaking’.

Make sure that children with English as an additional language (EAL) have opportunities to engage with activities in the security of their home language. All ELGs except communication and language, and literacy, can be assessed in the context of any language.

This is set out in sections 2.2 and 3.3 of the