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 462KB) (staff only) outlines key information relating to the assessment.


The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check administration checklist (PDF 33.6KB) (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' will be available download if required from Term 3, Week 1.

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 will be available from Week 1, Term 3. This form may only be used in specific circumstances.

Pronunciation video

A short pronunciation video to support teachers with the acceptable pronunciation of the words used the assessment will be available from Week 1, Term 3.

Vision impaired student materials requests

Large print and Braille versions of the assessment are available for students who already access Braille and Large Print Services and who are supported by an itinerant support teacher vision.

Complete and submit the 'Year 1 Phonics Screening Check request for large print and braille materials form' (PDF 220KB) (staff only) by Friday 22 July, 2022 (Term 3, Week 1).

Information for parents and carers

The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check information for parents and carers (PDF 313KB) (staff only) outlines key information for parents and carers.

A message for parents and carers (DOCX 92.5KB) (staff only) may be tailored for use in school newsletters or other school communications.


Visit the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check web page for information on the purpose of the assessment.

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.

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