Year 1 Phonics Check

The Year 1 Phonics Check assesses students’ decoding skills across words of increasing complexity.

Key features

  • Free, 7-minute assessment
  • Individually administered
  • Assesses Year 1 and Year 2 students, as well as older struggling readers
  • Online or paper-based
  • Suitable for Term 1 and/or Term 3

Phonics Check data supports teachers to:

  • identify cohort and student-level decoding strengths and instructional needs
  • identify student candidates for phonics-based intervention
  • track effectiveness of phonics instruction across time
  • monitor decoding ability trends across years.
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Prepare for and administer the Phonics Check

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