Key stage 1: phonics screening check administration guidance

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


2018 phonics screening check: administration guidance


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 2018 phonics screening check threshold mark will be published on Monday 25 June. Teachers should check each pupil’s mark against the threshold to establish whether they have achieved the expected standard.

Published 31 March 2016
Last updated 23 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated for the 2018 test cycle.
  2. 2017 threshold included
  3. Updated for the 2017 test cycle.
  4. 2016 phonics screening check threshold mark added.
  5. First published.