New assessments for children aged four would begin in 2016, according to a report in the Times.
The newspaper says that school children could be assessed between two and six weeks after a starting school in the reception year.
The results could be checked via an external monitoring system, the newspaper reports.
The report says the DfE wants results to be reported as a “scaled score” between 80 and 130 points rather than levels, such as Level 4 or Level 5.
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