At the moment the US is experiencing what the Thomas B. Fordham Institute call ‘the anti-testing backlash’.Here, Kathleeen Porter-Magee and Jennifer Borgioli demolish the four biggest myths proliferated by the anti-testing movement. Thanks once again to Susan Godsland for spotting this.
On a number of different occasions (here, here, with kind permission from Debbie Hepplewhite, and here) I’ve blogged about the introduction of nonsense words into the government’s ‘Phonics screening check’ and, I hope, have answered some of the objections made by (mostly) the whole language lobby. Well, the other day I noticed that the eagle-eyed… Continue reading Spelfabet’s sound sense on nonsense!
Department for Education Monitoring of 959T Systematic Synthetic Phonics Training Report Date of Visit: 28th & 30th January 2013 Venue Visited: Learning Centre, Park Road, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3RY Training Provider: Sounds-Write Ltd. Lead contact: Garry Phillipson firstname.lastname@example.org Trainers: John Walker, Lala Worrall Course: SWC5 Course Duration: 09.00-16.00 (for 5 sequential days)* No of attendees:… Continue reading Ofsted monitoring report on Sounds-Write training – an inspector calls