Early childhood testing emerges in US and UK

Testing early development has a new meaning: 2-year olds in England will be given mandatory “progress checks” under a new government initiative to determine early-age underdevelopment, the Huffington Post reports. The English government announced Thursday that under a new proposal, preschools will present parents with written reports of their children’s proficiency in using basic words, respond to sounds, communicate their needs and play with friends. Officials note that the assessment will allow for early diagnosis of developmental issues…

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