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Focus on Phonics: Why Australia should adopt the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Call for Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Jennifer Buckingham (Centre for Independent Studies, Report 22, 2016) writes:

‘A Year 1 Phonics Screening Check would be an effective and cost-effective measure, which would demonstrate how well phonics is being taught across the country and in individual schools, and supply the impetus to drive improvements in teaching.

‘At the student level, it would provide early identification of students who are struggling with this essential foundational reading skill and need intervention or further specialist assessment.’

A response to Jennifer Buckingham’s report

John Dungan, TJRyan Foundation Research Associate, has written a response to Jennifer Buckingham’s report on phonics testing.

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