Research and analysis
Phonics screening check evaluation: final report
Research into the effectiveness of schools’ phonics teaching practices.
Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-481-9, DFE-RB418 PDF, 137KB, 9 pages
Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-479-6, DFE-RR418A PDF, 839KB, 70 pages
Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-480-2, DFE-RR418B PDF, 1.5MB, 59 pages
These reports cover:
- the phonics teaching practices of schools participating in the phonics screening check
- whether the check has had an impact on the standard of reading and writing
- changes in phonics teaching practice since 2012
Phonics teaches people to read by relating sounds with letters and words. The phonics screening check is for checking whether pupils understand phonics to an appropriate standard.