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Indicator 4.2.1 Proportion of children under 5 years of age who are developmentally on track in health, learning and psychosocial well-being, by sex

Pupils achieving at least expected level in early learning goals as specified by the United Kingdom early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP)

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Headline data

Source: Department for Education (DfE)

Geographical Area: England

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Pupils achieving at least expected level in early learning goals as specified by the United Kingdom early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP)

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

England

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Definitions

ECDI- Early Childhood Development Index; ELG- Early Learning Goals; EYFSP- Early Years Foundation Stage Profile; NCOs- National Statistical Offices; INGO- International Non-Governmental Organization. ‘Achieved at least the expected level across all early learning goals (ELG)’ means they achieved ‘expected’ or ‘exceeded’ in all 17 ELGs. A pupil achieving at least the expected level in the ELGs within the three prime areas of learning and within literacy and mathematics is classed as achieving a ‘good level of development’.

Available disaggregations
Calculations

(% achieving ‘at least expected’ in early learning goals / Population)

Other information

Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of children under 5 years of age who are developmentally on track in health, learning and psychosocial well-being, by sex

Target name

By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre‐primary education so that they are ready for primary education

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II/III

UN custodian agency

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

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Organisation

Department for Education (DfE)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2012/13

Geographical coverage

England

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Release date

07/04/2020

Next release

TBC

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

EarlyYears.STATISTICS@education.gov.uk

Other information