Phonics diagnostic assessment resources

'How to' preparation video

This short preparation video 'How to navigate the online assessment' (staff only). is designed to help teachers familiarise themselves with the online tool.

Assessment guide and student materials

The Assessment guide and student materials document (PDF 3MB) (staff only) supports teachers to administer the assessment. The guide includes:

  • student materials required to administer
  • implementation advice
  • a practice page for students and suggestions on how to introduce the assessment to students
  • information about the phonic knowledge assessed in each set
  • Literacy Learning Progression indicators aligned to each assessment item
  • phonic knowledge observed in each word

A copy of the student materials without images (PDF 400KB) (staff only) is available for download. You may wish to use this version for older students.

Alternatively, teachers can download student materials for individual phonic knowledge sets using the links below.

Pronunciation videos

Teachers can access acceptable pronunciations for each word list using the links below.

Online tool

Teachers administer the assessment using the online tool for entering student responses. The online tool is available via ALAN.


Visit the Phonics diagnostic assessment web page for information on the purpose of the assessment.

The Phonics diagnostic assessment factsheet (PDF 2.5MB) (staff only) outlines key information to share with staff.

Visit the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check assessment web page for information on the mandatory assessment for Year 1 students.

Visit the Phonics web page for teaching resources to use in the classroom.

Effective reading: Phonics (eLearning) provides teachers with an opportunity to explore the practical application of the evidence-based teaching of reading. Visit the Literacy and numeracy professional learning web page for more professional learning opportunities looking at practical application of evidence-based teaching of reading.

Teaching resources supporting the explicit and systematic teaching of phonics are available on the Universal Resources Hub (staff only).


  • Literacy


  • Student assessment

Business Unit:

  • Educational Standards
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