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by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Aus NSW: 'YOUNGSTERS ARE BEING SOUNDED OUT ABOUT NEW TEST'
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Aus NSW: 'YOUNGSTERS ARE BEING SOUNDED OUT ABOUT NEW TEST'

Perrattet unapologetic: 'We are not here for the Teachers' Federation' https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/perrottet-unapologetic-we-are-not-here-for-the-teachers-federation-20190618-p51yto.html Mr Perrottet is unapologetic. 'Why should state governments not look at better ways of doing things? We ...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Aus NSW: 'YOUNGSTERS ARE BEING SOUNDED OUT ABOUT NEW TEST'
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Aus NSW: 'YOUNGSTERS ARE BEING SOUNDED OUT ABOUT NEW TEST'

"We are concerned that a year 1 phonics test could become a high-stakes NAPLAN-style test for six-year-olds, and we don’t need to subject children to more stress from even younger ages," a NSW P&C spokesman said. Responses to the point above via Twitter: The Phonics Check is nothing l...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Aus NSW: 'YOUNGSTERS ARE BEING SOUNDED OUT ABOUT NEW TEST'
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Aus NSW: 'YOUNGSTERS ARE BEING SOUNDED OUT ABOUT NEW TEST'

And to be expected, here come the critics and underminers - people who simply don't understand the importance of phonics provision and the need to understand how well the infant teachers teach beginners to read: Teachers told to ignore 'NAPLAN-style' phonics test for six-year-olds By Pallavi Singhal...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Aus NSW: 'YOUNGSTERS ARE BEING SOUNDED OUT ABOUT NEW TEST'
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Aus NSW: 'YOUNGSTERS ARE BEING SOUNDED OUT ABOUT NEW TEST'

Phonics tests for primary school students to be funded in NSW state budget Sarah Wiedersehn https://7news.com.au/news/education/phonics-tests-for-primary-school-students-to-be-funded-in-nsw-state-budget-c-170243 NSW public school students in grade one will have the option of sitting a phonics test ...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Aus NSW: 'YOUNGSTERS ARE BEING SOUNDED OUT ABOUT NEW TEST'
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Aus NSW: 'YOUNGSTERS ARE BEING SOUNDED OUT ABOUT NEW TEST'

This is really great news regarding further trialling of a phonics check - this time in New South Wales. Hopefully, every region in Australia will soon get on board - we need a 'tipping point' - and then perhaps other English-speaking countries will adopt national phonics screening too: YOUNGSTERS A...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Synthetic Phonics Success Stories and Projects Around the World
Topic: England: Improvements in Y1 phonics screening check and Key Stage 1 assessments
Replies: 1
Views: 1743

Re: England: Improvements in Y1 Phonics screening check and Key Stage 1 assessments

Year One Phonics Screening Check and national curriculum assessment results at Key Stage 1 for 2018: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phonics-screening-check-and-key-stage-1-assessments-england-2018/national-curriculum-assessments-at-key-stage-1-and-phonics-screening-checks-in-england-2018...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: Just reading: the impact of a faster pace of reading narratives on the comprehension of poorer adolescent readers in Eng
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Just reading: the impact of a faster pace of reading narratives on the comprehension of poorer adolescent readers in Eng

The findings of this research project has generated much interest and have been notably welcomed: 'Just reading': the impact of a faster pace of reading narratives on the comprehension of poorer adolescent readers in English classrooms Jo Westbrook Julia Sutherland Jane Oakhill Susan Sullivan First ...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: 'Belief in learning styles myth may be detrimental'
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: 'Belief in learning styles myth may be detrimental'

A 'search' for 'learning styles' leads to other IFERI threads mentioning, or featuring, this concept. Please note that you will have to select the relevant threads as the search facility also picks up on some threads with the surname 'Styles' and some on the word 'styles'. Scroll through this list f...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: 'Belief in learning styles myth may be detrimental'
Replies: 1
Views: 53

'Belief in learning styles myth may be detrimental'

Thanks to Dr Kerry Hempenstall for flagging up this report: Belief in learning styles myth may be detrimental Source: American Psychological Association May 30, 2019 Summary: Many people, including educators, believe learning styles are set at birth and predict both academic and career success even ...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Parent Forum
Topic: Heather F blog: 'Schools shouldn't be relying on parents to teach reading'
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Heather F blog: 'Schools shouldn't be relying on parents to teach reading'

Several years old, this post is still as relevant today as when it was written - do you recognise the descriptions - the reality-check - here? Schools shouldn’t be relying on parents to teach reading . https://heatherfblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/schools-shouldnt-be-relying-on-parents-to-teach-read...

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