KeyPhonics is a technology based screener and diagnostic test for Grades 1 and up. It measures the 12 most critical phonics patterns including 102 foundational phonics skills and produces automatic reports to determine, Where to Intervene and What to Teach, at a student, class, and grade level.

Why KeyPhonics is the BEST!

Testing: Classroom or Remote

Fast: 2 – 5 minutes  per student

Easy: Training, Administration, Scoring, Data Usage

Comprehensive: 102 Single and Multisyllabic Phonics Skills

Two Assessments in One: Screening and Diagnostics

Monitor Progress: Across 102 Phonics Skills

Grades: One and up

Customizable: Scope and Sequence

Technology Based: Chromebook, iPads, or Phone

Instant Reporting: Graphs, Tables, Diagrams, Recommendations

Linked to Instruction: at District, Grade, Class, Small Group, Student Levels

Research Based: Reliable and Valid

See just how quick and easy it is!

Questions KeyPhonics Answers

Student Level

    1. Is the student demonstrating mastery of the phonics skills they have been taught?

    2. Which diagnostic assessment should I give the student?

    3. Which specific phonics skills does the student need help with?

    4. Is the student improving across the year?

Class Level

    1. Is the class demonstrating mastery of the phonics skills they have been taught?

    2. Which phonics skills should be taught whole class vs small group?

    3. Are phonics skills improving across the year for this class?

Grade Level

    1. Is the entire grade demonstrating mastery of phonics skills that have been taught?

    2. Are there phonics skills all students need instruction on?

    3. Are phonics skills improving across the year for the entire grade?

Louisa Moats, Ed.D. – Harvard. Author, Literacy Expert, Consultant, Licensed Psychologist

I recommend KeyPhonics, which is based on years of research, because it is the best phonics screener and diagnostic assessment available. It provides valuable information about phonics skills essential for instruction, especially for those students struggling to read words, including students with Dyslexia.”

Teacher Screen

Student Screen

KeyPhonics Supported Devices

Chromebook: KeyPhonics Screener and Diagnostics testing has been configured to run seamlessly on any Chromebook device.  

A teacher can conduct the testing from anywhere in the world.  This is very crucial in this pandemic time.

iPad: To make it simple for  school districts to use an iPad in the classroom we have added the ability to connect two iPads directly with simply a scan of a QR Code.

Smart Phone: For remote testing, students can use KeyPhonics on any smart phone device. All the teacher needs to do is send them a link to the application and a 6 digit code. Once the code is entered, the student’s phone is paired to the teacher’s device. The teacher now controls the words that the student sees on their phone. This makes remote testing very quick and easy.

KeyPhonics is the fastest and most efficient screener on the market.  Easy to onboard and train via the web.

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Fast Turnaround

Key Phonics screening gives instant results after a 2-5 minute testing period.

Simple Design

iPad and Chromebook versions allowing a teacher to administer and control student iPad or Chromebook.

Research Based

Reliable and valid scores based on 20 years of research by reading based Phd’s.

API Integration

Key Phonics gives our partners the ability to integrate the application directly into their product offerings.

Two Assessments in One

Screening and Diagnostic Tests measure phonics skills at Tiers I, II, & III.  A teacher or reading specialist can give a screener test and diagnostic immediately after. Diagnostic testing allows a reading specialist to direct the phonics testing to a specific skill category.

Both screener and diagnostic testing offer robust reports at the district, school, grade, class and student levels.  The reports allow curriculum directors and reading specialist to make educated decisions on the path for a student, group and entire classroom.

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