Year 1 Phonics Screening Check resources
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.
Fact sheet and checklist
The factsheet for teachers (PDF 462KB) (staff only) outlines key information relating to the assessment.
The 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 PDF copy of the 'Assessment guide and student materials' (PDF, 1.55MB) (staff only) is also available for download if required.
'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.
A short pronunciation video (staff only) supports teachers with the acceptable pronunciation of the words used the assessment.
Teachers use the online tool to enter student responses. The online tool is available during Term 3 via ALAN.
The offline recording sheet (PDF, 35.2KB) (staff only) may only be used in specific circumstances.
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 '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
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.
- The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check web page includes information on the purpose of the assessment.
- The Phonics web page includes 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.
- The Literacy and numeracy professional learning web page has more professional learning opportunities looking at practical application of evidence-based teaching of reading.