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Guidance

Phonics screening data collection 2017: technical specification

The scope of, and business rationale for, the phonics screening check data collection 2017.

Documents

Phonics screening check 2017

Details

This specification is intended for:

It contains:

  • the business rationale for the return
  • changes to the 2017 return
  • assessment module descriptions
  • methods for importing data into local authorities information systems
  • XML formats and messages
  • validation check information

This guide must be read in conjunction with the current version of the common basic data set (CBDS). It defines common data items that schools use in MIS software and that we use in our data collections.