Tracking pupil progress in the early years

Resources team
21st February 2020
EYFS child in nursery or reception observing his class

EYFS assessment trackers, grids and assessment sheets to help you to evaluate learners’ skills and understanding

It’s no wonder that so much time is spent observing and monitoring progress in early years settings when the outcomes are so crucial in planning for and enhancing young children’s development.

Here, we’ve selected some of the top EYFS trackers and assessment sheets for tracking pupil progress against the characteristics of learning and areas of development to help make the process as painless as possible.

For starters, why not take a look at this short video, which details three different ways of assessing early years learners? 

Looking for more resources? Explore our EYFS resource highlights.

General EYFS tracking resources

New EYFS (2012) Whole Class Assessment Grid

Whole class assessment grid for up to 30 pupils, for assessment against the updated EYFS age-banded development/learning statements. Covers age bands 16-26m to ELGs at end of EYFS.
By Deborah Jane Smith

EYFS short observation learning characteristics

this is my latest format for recording short observations. My latest EYFS training pushed us to pay more attention to the 'characteristics of effective learning&' so this intends on making that push! Underneath is the &';key vocabulary' linked to each characteristic. We each keep a laminated copy of this attached to our clipboards to refer to as we observe. feedback appreciated x
By emilyelizabethstarkey

Learning Journey assessment

A PowerPoint designed to be reduced to 4 or 6 to a page and stuck into Learning Journey books for summative assessment. Characteristics of Effective Learning and Areas of Learning statements for Foundation Stage (EYFS 2012) children. I was inspired by a local EYFS teacher and their school's learning journeys to produce these. They will also be laminated and placed onto a ring to be carried by the staff during observations. I hope you find them useful xx
By choralsongster

EYFS Observation Sheet

Write observations on this sheet and clearly see which areas children need to be observed in.
By Little Learners


Grid I made which may be of use!
By Faye1902

EYFS Assessment Tracker 16 months - 60+ months

A tracker to input assessment judgements on for each of the seven areas of the EYFS Development Matters.
A two page tracker which has space for up to five assessments so can be used to track a child's development for a full year
Assessments can be tracked from 16 months - 60+ months
By MagicalEYFS

EYFS assessment resources for specific areas of learning

Numeracy basic skills: EYFS planning

termly basic skills sheets to assess the children in number and shape and space
By andreaberry

Number recognition/sense maths 0-20

This product promotes number recognition and sense to 20 and helps with reading and writing numbers as words.

Children say the number, read and circle the correct spelling, draw the number on the tens frame, make it from manipulatives or make the word from magnetic letters and then write the number name.

Great for morning work or maths centres.

Includes cards from 0-20

By MonsterTeachingIdeas

Sound Balloon Assessment

At the start of each term, I will assess children's sounds.
Foundation Phase
By Miss T x0

Whole Year Assessment and Monitoring Bundle | EYFS Reception

These assessments/monitoring sheets can be used for every child, the whole year through, from Baseline to ELG!

These have been created with the ELGs in mind. Included is a Writing assessment (can be printed for each assessment term), Maths assessment/monitoring record, Reading assessment/monitoring record and Group monitoring pro forma.

Never worry about creating your own assessments again!
By Little Learners

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