This guidance will be updated for the 2018 check in April 2018.
Check administrators should use the sample materials and training video when preparing to administer the phonics screening check. The materials explain the structure of the check and include:
an ‘Answer sheet’ with a sample list of 40 words
a set of practice words to familiarise children with the presentation of the check
Check administrators should watch this training video to understand the scoring rules and score the check consistently. It includes examples of children attempting the phonics screening check. It also provides guidance on how to score responses.