The phonics check three year on: an analysis of the evidence and its implications

Clark, M.
October 2014
Education Journal;10/6/2014, Issue 210, p14
The article discusses research on the British government's phonics check, a reading test required of all students at the end of Year 1 education. The author considers the percentages of Year 1 students who passed the test from 2012 to 2014, and she argues that there is a lack of evidence on the effectiveness of focusing on synthetic phonics when teaching children to read.


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