25 Sep '14

News Rise in children passing literacy benchmarks as phonics method pays off

Governments phonics check sees 5% rise in number of five- and six-year-olds passing, with 74% of pupils in England reaching expected standardThe embrace of phonics to teach the youngest primary school pupils to read appears to be paying dividends after new figures showed a rise in the number of pupils passing the governments benchmarks for literacy in the first and second years of formal schooling.The results of the governments controversial phonics check designed to test how children read and pronounce simple words and sounds saw a 5% increase in the number of five- and six-year-olds passing the check, with 74% of state school pupils in England reaching the expected standard in 2014. Continue reading...

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