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by k-2read
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Is there any nationwide SP asessment results in England?
Replies: 1
Views: 6784

Is there any nationwide SP asessment results in England?

Please can you direct me to where I can find information about the current status/or results of assessments being implemented to evaluate the progress of students who have been taught using synthetic phonics since its initial implementation, or any time since. This mirrors somewhat my post from 2010...
by k-2read
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: National Assessments in Early Years
Replies: 2
Views: 7428

National Assessments in Early Years

Please can you direct me to where I can find information about the current status/or results of assessments being implemented to evaluate the progress of students who have been taught using synthetic phonics from its initial mandate in September, 2007 until now.

Beth
by k-2read
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Beginning reading: policy influences England v USA
Replies: 87
Views: 29504

Re: Beginning reading: policy influences England v USA

Thanks for your response Jim. I agree with your your statements about the lack of sound scientifically-based research allowing poor literacy practices to persist through the last century and more. People have always had the best interests of young children at heart, but as literacy rates and remedia...
by k-2read
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Beginning reading: policy influences England v USA
Replies: 87
Views: 29504

Re: Beginning reading: policy influences England v USA

"We are tantalizingly close to getting it right - but there are still a lot of destructive forces ..." (g.carter) This is closer to my impression of the situation in England, than the more pessimistic though no doubt realistic situation in some schools/districts, that Jim portrayed. However, I am by...
by k-2read
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Beginning reading: policy influences England v USA
Replies: 87
Views: 29504

Re: Beginning reading: policy influences England v USA

Thank you everyone for the feedback about the Key Stage One results. It tentatively sounds as though those who were weakest before are showing an improved understanding / reading level, but that in general the results may indeed be worse. How can this be? Is it a lack of training/implementation know...
by k-2read
Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Beginning reading: policy influences England v USA
Replies: 87
Views: 29504

Re: Beginning reading: policy influences England v USA

From posts I have read on the Forum and my own interviews, Jim may be justified in his apprehension that some teachers, teacher educators and local authority personnel in England continue to hanker after a Balanced Reading approach, despite the government mandated support of SP. However, in the US w...