Year 1 Phonics Screening Check resources

Professional learning

Implementing the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check professional learning is available to support teachers to implement the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check. This online self-paced PL also assists teachers to interpret the information the check provides so that it supports planning for learning.

'How to' preparation video

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

Fact sheet

The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check - factsheet for teachers (PDF 467KB) (staff only) outlines key information relating to the assessment.

Checklist

The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check administration checklist (PDF 194KB) (staff only) will help you to track and complete key actions for administering the check.

Assessment guide and student materials

The 'Assessment guide and student materials' document supports teachers to administer the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check and contains the materials to be used with students when administering the Check.

A printed version of the document will be delivered to all schools in Term 3, Week 1.

A copy of the 'Assessment guide and student materials' (PDF 3.01MB) (staff only) is also available download if required.

Online tool

Teachers use the online tool to enter student responses. The online tool is available during Term 3 via ALAN.

A form for recording responses offline is available for download where required (PDF 73KB) (staff only). This form may only be used in specific circumstances.

Pronunciation video

A short pronunciation video is available to support teachers with the acceptable pronunciation of the words used the assessment.

Vision impaired student materials requests

Vision impaired student materials are available for the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check assessment.

If required, complete the request for vision impairment student materials form (staff only) and send to phonicscheckNSW@det.nsw.edu.au as soon as possible..

Information for parents and carers

The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check information for parents and carers (PDF 312KB) (staff only) outlines key information for parents and carers.

A message for parents and carers (DOCX 93KB) (staff only) may be tailored for use in school newsletters or other school communications.

Support

Visit the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check webpage for information on the purpose of the 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 professional learning webpage for more professional learning opportunities looking at practical application of evidence-based teaching of reading.

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