KeyPhonics Overview

Fast

  • 2-5 minutes per Student
  • From Set-up to Automatic Scoring
  • Done!

Easy

  • Training:
    1 - 2 hours on-line
  • Administration:
    2 - 5 minutes per student using
    Chromebooks and iPads
  • Scoring:
    Automatic
    Notes captured during administration
  • Data Usage:
    Automatically displayed
    Stored for later retrieval
    Printable and shareable PDFs

Comprehensive

Single and multisyllabic words

12 most critical phonics patterns :

  • CVC (cat)
  • CVCC (pact)
  • R-Controlled (her)
  • CVCe (note)
  • Vowel Team (coat)
  • Digraphs (ship)
  • Blends (flop)
  • CVCCVC (catnip)
  • Prefixes (unfair)
  • Short Vowel with Suffix (badly)
  • Long Vowel with Suffix (motion)
  • Contractions (can’t)

102 foundational phonics skills

Example for single syllable, within CVC all 5 short vowels are assessed:

  • CVC a (cat)
  • CVC e (bed)
  • CVC i (pig)
  • CVC o (top)
  • CVC u (mug)

Example for Multisyllabic, Long Vowel with Suffix:

  • Long i with -ent (silent)
  • Long a with -y (lazy)
  • Long o with -tion (motion)

Two Assessments In One

Screening:

  • Who: All students, new enrollments
  • When: 3 times a year, plus summer session
  • What: 12 most critical phonics patterns
  • Why: Identify students’ phonics skills for instruction and additional diagnostic testing

Diagnostic:

  • Who: Any student who needs additional help based on screening results
  • When: Anytime additional information is needed to plan instruction
  • What: 102 foundational phonics skills
  • Why: Identify specific student phonics needs, linked to instruction

Monitor Progress

  • Who: Any student receiving phonics interventions
  • When: Pre, During, and Post Instruction (Up to 4 times)
  • What: 12 most critical phonics patterns including 102 foundational phonics skills
  • Why: Track phonics skills across time to adjust instruction

Grades 1 And Up

  • Recommended for grade 1 (mid year) through elementary grades
  • And for middle and high school students who are struggling readers

Customizable

  • Select a scope and sequence
  • OR Match the scope and sequence to your curriculum

Technology Based

  • Chromebooks and iPads
  • iKeepsafe tags
  • Automatic scoring and data reports
  • NO need for paper and pencil or data entry

Instant Reporting

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

Reports allow you to plan instruction by showing:

  • 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.

Linked To Instruction

  • Instructional recommendations provided for: grade, class, group and students

Research Based

Through years of research and working with hundreds of students, we are proud to share our research results for each of the 12 phonics patterns. Through this work, you can trust the information you receive is providing a reliable and accurate picture of students' phonics skills.