South Australia: Great news about the Year 1 Phonics Check!

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South Australia: Great news about the Year 1 Phonics Check!

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri May 10, 2019 10:48 am

I asked Sandra if I could quote her joyful message to the DDOLL network, as written, about further uptake of a Year 1 Phonics Check in South Australia.

Dear DDOLL Network,

On a positive note to end the week, not only will ALL South Australian Year One Public school students sit the Year 1 Phonics Check this year ( In Term 3), but so too will ALL Catholic Education Year 1s and ALL Independent sector Year 1s.

That is ALL year 1s in SA!

Well done SA

Kind regards

Dr Sandra Marshall BMBS FRACGP Dip Child Health AMA(M)
Code Read Dyslexia Network Australia Ltd
0416 051598
PO Box 493

Please share this news and spread the joy.

Next we hope to read about the whole of Australia calling upon the use of a national Year 1 Phonics Check - and then we must continue to pioneer for global use of the Year 1 Phonics Check - or equivalent - wherever English is taught as a first or additional language.

It is THAT important!

For those who are interested, this is information about the DDOLL network:

Developmental Disorders of Language and Literacy Network

The DDOLL network was established in 2003 with funding from the Australian Research Council. The group consists of scientists, clinicians, teachers and parents interested in discussing, and disseminating information about, the investigation and treatment of developmental disorders of language and literacy through sound scientific methodology and evidence-based research. In order to maintain this focus, membership of the network is through invitation only. If you share the aims of the network and would like to join, please send a few sentences about your background and your reasons for being interested in the network. We would especially like to encourage current or prospective PhD students to become part of the network.

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