Reading standards in England are best in a generation

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James Curran
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Reading standards in England are best in a generation

Post by James Curran » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:49 am

Phonics revolution: Reading standards in England are best in a generation, new international test results show

Reading standards in England are the best in a generation, as new international test results show that the phonics push has led to a dramatic shift in children’s attainment.

A study of the reading ability of nine and ten-year-olds in 50 countries puts England in joint eighth place, the country’s highest ranking since the test was introduced in 2001.

Schools minister Nick Gibb said this was the first definitive set of evidence that one of the Government’s most controversial education reforms is working.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/20 ... eneration/

chew8
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Re: Reading standards in England are best in a generation

Post by chew8 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:20 am

You beat me to it, Jim!

These results should give pause for thought to the critics who have been saying that harm rather than good has been done by more emphasis on phonics and by the Phonics Screening Check in particular.

Jenny C.

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Re: Reading standards in England are best in a generation

Post by SLloyd » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:15 pm

Wonderful news. The PISA results have improved dramatically.

Jenny, you have been forecasting this improvement, and now you have been shown to be correct. We are all delighted. It is very powerful when, on close examination in schools, an improvement is seen and then that improvement is reflect later on standardised tests. Well done.

The Phonics Screening Check has improved considerably in recent years and this should be reflected on the next PISA international results. Things can only get better.

Sue

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