Research and analysis

Phonics screening check evaluation: final report

Research into the effectiveness of schools’ phonics teaching practices.

Documents

Phonics screening check evaluation: brief

Phonics screening check evaluation: full report

Phonics screening check evaluation: technical appendices

Details

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.