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.

Pronunciation videos

Pronunciation videos are available to support teachers with the acceptable pronunciation of the words used in the eight phonic knowledge sets used in the assessment.

Assessment guide and student materials

The Assessment guide and student materials document (PDF 3MB) (staff only) supports teachers to administer the Phonics diagnostic assessment. It also contains the materials to be used with students when administering the assessment.

Alternatively, you can download the individual lists of student materials for each phonic knowledge set using the links below.

VC and CVC words

Consonant digraphs and one-syllable words

Split/vowel digraphs and longer one-syllable words

Multisyllabic and more complex words

Information about the phonic knowledge assessed in each set is provided in the Assessment guide, and includes the Literacy Learning Progression indicators aligned to each assessment item and information on the phonic knowledge observed in each word used in the assessment.

Implementation advice is also provided in the Assessment guide including a practice page for students and suggestions about how to introduce the assessment to students.

Online tool

Teachers administer the assessment using the online tool for entering student responses. The online tool is available via ALAN from Term 2, Week 3.


Visit the Phonics diagnostic assessment webpage 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 webpage for information on the Year 1 mandatory assessment.

Visit the Phonics webpage 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 PL webpage for more professional learning opportunities looking at practical application of evidence-based teaching of reading.

Teaching resources to support the explicit and systematic teaching of phonics are available on the Learning Resource Hub (staff only).

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