Information On Proposed Phonics Test For Australian Grade 1 Students



It is vitally important that educators understand the actual evidence emerging from England regarding the Grade 1 phonics test that has been implemented there - none of which was reported by the 'expert panel' set up to advise Australia's Federal Education Minister, Simon Birmingham. 

Misty Adoniou, Associate Professor in Language and Literacy at the University of Canberra has posted an evidence based response on 'The Conversation,' 

The test proposed for Australian Grade 1 students follows the model of the UK test. 

Here is the link:

https://theconversation.com/new-phonics-test-will-do-nothing-to-improve-australian-childrens-literacy-83045

It is critically important as educators to be up to date with all the available information surrounding such matters. I urge my fellow educators to read Misty's article. 

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