A baseline assessment refers to the initial evaluation of learners’ mathematical abilities at the beginning of the academic year. Its aim is to assess their foundational understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and the expected skills at that level.
Baseline assessments in Grade 1 mathematics typically cover basic numeracy skills, including:
- Numbers, operations & relationships
- Space & Shape
- Data Handling
Assessment usually involves various tasks, activities, or questions tailored to evaluate these skills. Teachers use this baseline assessment to identify learners’ strengths and weaknesses, customize instruction accordingly, and monitor progress throughout the year.