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.
Pupils achieving at least expected level in early learning goals as specified by the United Kingdom early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP).
The EYFSP is a teacher assessment of children’s development at the end of the early years foundation stage (the end of the academic year in which the child turns five years old – this is typically at the end of the Reception year).
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Children are assessed in three prime areas of learning (communication and language, physical development and personal and social emotional development) and four specific areas of learning (expressive arts and design, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world).
Children achieving a good level of development are those achieving at least the expected level within communication and language, physical development, personal and social emotional development, literacy and mathematics.
Children achieving at least the expected level across all early learning goals (ELGs) are those achieving ‘expected’ or ‘exceeded’ in all 17 ELGs.
No calculations were performed on the data collected from this source. For more information please visit the source website.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the early years foundation stage profile results in England 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021 publications have been cancelled. For further information please visit DfE Early years founation stage profile results 2019/20 and DfE Early years founation stage profile results 2020/21
This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||22 November 2021|
|Metadata last updated||02 December 2021|