Margaret M Clark OBE debates the phonics screening test and the evidence behind it.

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We are grateful to Margaret M Clark OBE for allowing us to share these articles on the phonics screening test.

1. A knowledge-base from which to debate central government’s domination of literacy policy and practice in England. A plea for a research literate profession (Education Journal Issue 359)

2. What determines literacy policies: evidence or ideology? The power of politicians over policy and practice (Education Journal Review Vol. 25 No. 2)

3. The progress in international reading literacy study PIRLS 2016: a cautionary tale (Education Journal Review Vol. 25 No. 2)

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