Phonics Assessments

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**We're thrilled to announce a partnership with Phonics Tracker so you can track children's progress using the Time for Phonics programme more easily.**

Phonics Tracker is an instant assessment and tracking program for phonics, high frequency words and the phonics screening check. Designed by teachers for teachers to simplify the assessment of phonics by instantly recording whether a child can successfully pronounce the phoneme or word, tracking progress across the primary English curriculum.

We will shortly be uploading a new lesson in our courses section (for school members only), to explain more about this, and how you can use the data to select children for interventions and track progress.

Within our programme, assessment is encouraged through questioning and other formative methods highlighted in planning and lesson delivery as well as in the review lessons, which usually happen at the end of each week.

Summative assessment tools are also provided as part of the scheme to utilise after each half-term, or schools can subscribe to Phonics Tracker in order to accurately manage phonics assessments. Teachers are encouraged to use both methods of assessment to highlight children that need additional support.

Full information and instructions on using Phonics Tracker with Time for Phonics can be found here.

Assessment can be used in conjunction with our phonics intervention programme to plug knowledge and skills gaps, including precision teaching methods.  

Full details of how to use the assessment materials to identify children who are falling behind are available on the intervention programme guide, available for school members here.

Our own assessment tracker is also a handy way of benchmarking children to assign the most appropriate decodable text, based on the sounds and words taught to date.

You can find a more detailed overview of assessment below.

Early Learning Goals evidence

You can also use our assessments and materials to gather evidence towards the Early Learning Goals for word reading and writing, which are:

Word Reading ELG

Children at the expected level of development will:
-  Say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs;

-  Read words consistent with their phonic knowledge by sound-blending;

-  Read aloud simple sentences and books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge, including some common exception words.

Writing ELG
Children at the expected level of development will:

-  Write recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed;

-  Spell words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters;

-  Write simple phrases and sentences that can be read by others.


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