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.”

KeyPhonics Assessment

Can be administered in person or remotely. Provides actionable data on the most critical phonics skills necessary to become a proficient reader. KeyPhonics enables you to target and maximize your reading instruction for all students.

Why KeyPhonics is the BEST!

Fast: 2 – 5 minutes  per student

Easy: Training, Administration, Scoring, Data Usage

Comprehensive: 102 Single and Multisyllabic Phonics Patterns

Two Assessments in One: Screening and Diagnostics

Monitor Progress: Across 102 Phonics Patterns

Grades: One and up

Customizable: Scope and Sequence

Technology Based: Chromebook or iPads

Instant Reporting: Graphs, Tables, Diagrams, Recommendations

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

Research Based: Reliable and Valid

“We use the data to create instructional focuses for each student and it dramatically affects and changes the way we teach.”

Principal in Western New York


 2 – 5 minutes per student


Easy: Training, Administration, Scoring, Data Usage


102 Single and Multisyllabic Phonics Patterns

Why do I need KeyPhonics?

KeyPhonics is the fastest, easiest, and most comprehensive phonics assessment on the market today designed for grades 1 and up. Within 2 to 5 minutes per student, you have instant reports on 12 key phonics categories allowing you to quickly and efficiently customize your reading instruction. 

KeyPhonics allows you to screen all students and diagnose those who need additional instructional support. KeyPhonics is administered using Chromebooks and iPads saving you time and money by eliminating the need to print materials and hand enter data. KeyPhonics is your solution to testing smarter so you can teach more.

Key Phonics Screener and Diagnostics testing has been configured to run seamlessly on any Chromebook device.  

Key Phonics has used its technology to allow a teacher’s Chromebook to connect directly to a students Chromebook by simply entering a secure validation code. 

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

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.  Once the QR Code is scanned the teacher’s iPad will instantly control the student iPad so testing can begin

Using connected iPad’s in the classroom makes it less stressful for students to take an online screener test. The student does not need to press any buttons, all the student needs to do is read words aloud.

Instant reports eliminates the guesswork and allow you to customize your instruction to maximize student learning and address the specific needs for all of your students.

If phonics should be taught at the: grade, class, group, or individual student level.

Which phonics skills are mastered, in progress, or not yet learned.

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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