Phonics screening check: administration

Check administration guidance (CAG) for headteachers and teachers administering and scoring the phonics screening check.


  1. Guidance

This collection of webpages is the ‘check administration guidance’ (CAG).

Use this information to:

  • understand your statutory requirements for the phonics screening check
  • plan for the check
  • administer the check
  • submit your school’s check results

The 2016 phonics screening check threshold mark is 32. Teachers should check each pupil’s mark against the threshold to establish whether they have achieved the expected standard.