They were designed to be carried out Children often enjoy looking at the before and after tests themselves to see how much progress they have made.
Assessment Whole school unaided writing assessment This assessment is suitable for Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and for many schools will be useful in Key Stage 2 as well. Printable resources on www. What is synthetic phonics?
If a child is obviously struggling, simply stop the assessment and record this on the sheet. By doing this you can make sure that you can build extra support into future planning.
Each part of the discrete phonics session should provide good opportunities for practitioners to see what children can do and the 'apply' part is particularly useful in giving evidence of how children are using their phonic skills in reading and writing.
Can I use any phonics programme I want?
The majority of evidence of ability in phonics can be gathered through observational assessment during the discrete phonics session and in Shared, Guided and Independent reading and writing activities.
You can download or order a hard copy of the guidance for each phase. If a child does get the majority of the before test right, then they may need to work on the next phase up.
Assessment sheets for each phase These assessments are designed to be used before and after a phase is taught to show how much progress a child has made. It gives a good snapshot but more detailed assessments may be necessary to fully explore particular children and their strengths and needs.
The programmes included in the match-funding catalogue The Importance of Phonics meet the DfE core criteria for the teaching of high quality, systematic synthetic phonics What are the age-related expectations for progression through the phases of Letters and Sounds?