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 assessment. This online self-paced PL also assists teachers to interpret information to support planning for learning.


The administration checklist (PDF 185KB) (staff only) will help department schools to track and complete key actions for administering the assessment.

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 department schools during Week 1, Term 3.

A PDF copy of the Assessment guide and student materials is available in Term 3 Week 1 for download if required (department schools only).

'How to' preparation and pronunciation videos

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

Online tool

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

Visit ALAN support for help using the online tool.

The offline recording sheet may only be used in specific circumstances. A copy of the sheet is available in the assessment guide and students materials document.

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 the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check - Request for alternate format student materials order form (PDF 221KB) (staff only) and email to Braille and Large Print Services no later than Week 1 Term 3.



  • Literacy


  • Student assessment

Business Unit:

  • Educational Standards
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