Phonological knowledge (Assessment 13-16)

​Phonological knowledge is important for both word recognition skills and reading comprehension. Students who demonstrate difficulties in these areas may not automatically recognise and use frequently occurring sound patterns. This restricts the student’s ability to read words accurately and rapidly.

By the time they reach adolescence, most students have acquired sufficient phonological and phonemic knowledge to scaffold their literacy learning. Students with reading difficulties, however, may continue to present with immature phonological and phonemic skills at this age.

For these students, the assessments provided within Ages 9-12 Assessment Phonological Knowledge can be used to provide a comprehensive overview of the student’s phonological knowledge. These assessments are presented in a developmental sequence and are still appropriate for students within this age range.

See: Ages 9-12 Assessment Phonological Knowledge