Year 1 Phonics Screening Check resources

Professional learning

Implementing the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check professional learning will be available in Term 2 to support teachers to implement the 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

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

Assessment guide and student materials

The Assessment guide and student materials document (PDF 2265KB) (staff only) supports teachers to administer the Phonics Screening check. It also contains the materials to be used with students when administering the check.

Online tool

Teachers use the online tool to enter student responses.

The online tool is currently closed. It will be available again in 2021 via the Assessing Literacy and Numeracy (ALAN) portal. More details will be available Term 1, 2021.

Information for parents and carers

The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Assessment information for parents and carers (PDF 123KB) outlines key information for parents and carers.


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

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