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Phonics screening pilot at year 3

Headline results from the 2016 year 3 phonics screening check pilot.


Year 3 phonics screening check pilot


The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to run a pilot of the phonics screening check with year 3 pupils who had not met the required standard by the end of year 2.

As well as testing year 3 pupils’ phonics standard, the pilot also asked schools to complete a teachers’ questionnaire.

This report presents headline phonics results from the pilot, as well as a summary of responses to the teacher questionnaire.

Published 2 February 2017