Phonics Assessments

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We provide useful phonics assessment materials for phases 2-5.

Assessment in phonics can take a number of forms, and we definitely believe that observations of children during phonics sessions can be very useful in helping teachers to form judgement on who may need extra support, and who may need further challenge. For more formal assessment, we have also provided an  assessment tracker that can be used by teaching staff to identify children who are not keeping up, to be used in conjunction with our phonics intervention programme to plug knowledge and skills gaps, including precision teaching methods.  Members can access assessment materials below, including phonics screening check materials. Full details of how to use the assessment materials to identify the lowest 20% of children are available on the intervention programme guide, available for school members on the link above.

The 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.

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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