Phonics

Teaching and assessing phonics, phonics performance data.

Services

  1. Phonics self-assessment form: Sound Discovery

    Information about the Sound Discovery programme and how it fulfils the department’s core criteria.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Phonics screening check: 2017 materials
  2. Letters and sounds
  3. Phonics screening check: 2016 materials
  1. Key stage 1: phonics screening check administration guidance

    • Guidance
    • Standards and Testing Agency
  2. Phonics screening check: 2015 materials

    • Guidance
    • Standards and Testing Agency
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News and communications

  1. Nick Gibb: reading is the key to unlocking human potential

    • Department for Education
    • Speech
  2. STA assessment update: 13 December 2016

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • Correspondence
  3. Primary education

    • Department for Education and Standards and Testing Agency
    • Written statement
  4. Thousands more primary pupils on track to be excellent readers

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  5. Government drive to help more children become confident readers

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
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Policy and engagement

  1. Reading: supporting higher standards in schools

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
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Transparency

  1. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2016

    • Department for Education
    • National statistics
  2. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2017

    • Department for Education and Standards and Testing Agency
    • National statistics
  3. Phonics screening pilot at year 3

    • Department for Education and Standards and Testing Agency
    • Transparency
  4. 2015 Maladministration report

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • Research
  5. Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: England 2015

    • Department for Education
    • National statistics
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