Reception Baseline Assessment, algorithmic bias and the reification of ‘ability’
By Blog Editor, IOE Digital, on 17 January 2023
Guy Roberts-Holmes and Lucy Kaufmann.
The Department for Education (DfE) had attempted to introduce its contested and controversial Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) for four-year-olds since 2015. Reflecting a wider realisation of the COVID-19 pandemic as a powerful catalyst for ‘re-imagining’ education with digital education technologies, the DfE implemented RBA as a statutory assessment in September 2021. (more…)