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National Year 1 Phonics Screen Test Trial

The Minister for Education and Training, Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP, announced on Tuesday, 17 December that 20 of our Tasmanian Government Schools will participate in a pilot of the National Year 1 Phonics Screen Test in 2020.

The Phonics Screen Test is a short, simple assessment that will provide additional information for teachers to use in the teaching of phonics. The trial will help us to understand the usefulness of the check for school leaders and teachers regarding their students’ phonics development.

An EOI process will be undertaken in Term 1, 2020 to determine the participating schools.

Based on the Pilot, it will be determined early in Term 1 of 2021, whether the Test will be implemented across our system in Term 2, 2021.