New reading test shows England's students lagging in phonics

12/8/2011 | BBC

About two-thirds of students in 300 of England's primary schools failed a test that evaluated their understanding of synthetic phonics. However, critics say the test is unfair because it includes made-up words in addition to real ones. It also tests students specifically on synthetic phonics -- in which students decode words by sounding out their parts -- rather than on reading in general.

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