Phonics screening check: administration

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

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

Use this information to:

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

The 2017 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.


  1. Key stage 1: phonics screening check administration guidance

    • Guidance
  2. Phonics screening check: sample materials and training video

    • Guidance
  3. Key stage 2 tests and phonics screening check: security advice

    • Guidance