Reading assessment matters a lot in deciding whether a child is reading or memorizing text….



If any schools use the Year One Phonics Screening Check, the IFERI committee would welcome your findings. In 2013, for example, 69 children in the British School of Costa Rica took the Year One Phonics Screening Check. English was their second language and 88% of the children reached or exceeded the benchmark (32 out of 40) compared to 69% of children in England in the same year. Mercedes Zuniga said, ‘Out of the 69 children, only 8 did not get the 32 points. We were extremely proud of both our teachers and our students. Teachers are very motivated and I am taking advantage of their motivation to review and reflect on effective phonics teaching’.


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