Phonics Check scoring guidance





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This document provides guidance to teachers scoring the Year 1 Phonics Check on acceptable pronunciations of pseudo words.

Who is this document for?

School administrators and teachers administering the Year 1 Phonics Check.

What will you learn?

The types of code (letter–sound correspondences) and words included in the Year 1 Phonics Check.

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