Reception baseline assessment videos

Baseline, GL Assessment's Reception baseline assessment

Baseline is a fun, fast and face-to-face assessment for children on entry to school. Measuring literacy, language and mathematics in less than twenty five minutes, Baseline uses a ground-breaking dual tablet format and a mixture of oral and touch based questions, delivering an assessment that is engaging for pupils and simple to administer for teachers and teaching assistants.


The ethos behind Baseline - an interview with Poppy Ionides, Educational Psychologist

Watch our video of Poppy Ionides, an Educational Psychologist who worked with GL Assessment on Baseline, who answers a number of questions that teachers have been asking about our baseline assessment.

What the children thought

GL Assessment visited the Reception classroom at Priory Rise School and invited their children to have a go at Baseline – they told us what they thought.


Baseline has been positively received by schools that have been part of its development.


“The children ask, ‘When is it my turn?’ and ‘Do I get to do that?’. You don’t get that kind of response with other assessments!”
Rhys Penny, Cedar Road Primary, Northampton
“The children really enjoyed using the tablets – they found them fun and it was very straightforward.”
Melissa Woodhouse, Treowen Primary School
“With Baseline, children can work with different members of staff to complete their assessment and you are ensured quality, accurate and consistent results.”
Grace Shaw, Datchet St. Mary's Primary Academy
“Baseline is an accurate and comprehensive measure, delivered in a way that totally engages the children.”
Lianne Morrison, St Christopher’s, Hove