Have the phonics check results plateaued?

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Susan Godsland
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Have the phonics check results plateaued?

Postby Susan Godsland » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:45 am

This week the 2017 PSC national results were unofficially announced on twitter and
@jpembroke tweeted:
Phonics results: based on early national from @PerspectiveEdu, when rounded same as 2016 (81%). Plateau?


Back in February 2016, on this IFERI thread viewtopic.php?f=2&t=548&p=812, Debbie wrote
Susan Godsland (IFERI committee member) and I predict that England's results for the Year One Phonics Screening Check will stall out between 80% and 85% at best whilesoever England's teachers continue with an eclectic mix of some systematic synthetic phonics but 'multi-cueing searchlights reading strategies' for word-guessing - and their continued use of reading books which enforce children to guess at words or to try to memorise whole words and sentences through familiarity with the books. The national average result in 2015 was 77% of England's Year One children reaching or exceeding the benchmark for the phonics check (that is, 32 out of 40 words read correctly or plausibly in the case of the pseudo words).
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Re: Have the phonics check results plateaued?

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:52 pm

Here is the link to the official statistics for the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check undertaken in 2017 and the Key Stage One assessment results:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistic ... gland-2017

2016 Year One Phonics Screening Check results: 81% of children reached or exceeded the 32 out of 40 words read correctly or plausibly benchmark

2017 Year One Phonics Screening Check results: 81% again

Just as predicted, the results have stalled.

This will continue to be the case unless the level of professional knowledge and understanding about reading instruction, and how to evaluate good phonics provision for both quicker and slower-to-learn children, is raised across the country.
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Re: Have the phonics check results plateaued?

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:59 pm

Commentary on the 2017 phonics check results in Nursery World:

Gap grows between 'rich' and 'poor' in phonics check

29 September 2017 by Catherine Gaunt


https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery- ... nics-check

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