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Data Shows that Monster Phonics Significantly Improves Results

School data proves that Monster Phonics consistently improves progress. The programme has a high impact across all demographics, including areas of high deprivation and high EAL demographic.

Monster Phonics Schools

  • On average Phonics Screening Check pass rates increases by 10 to 15% in the first year of schools using Monster Phonics.
  • In 2023, the Phonics Screening Check pass rate increased by up to 43% with an average 13% increase in the first year of using Monster Phonics.
  • Phonics catch-up in the first term after the 2020 lockdown was also significant in Monster Phonics schools, with the phonics pass rate in Year 2 improving by an average of 30% (12% to 42% range) to pre-Covid levels by December.

Local Authority Studies

Data from independent studies both in areas of high deprivation highlighted the significant fast-paced improvement that children make using the programme.

  • Goldenhill Primary School introduced Monster Phonics to two Year 2 classes, measuring spelling accuracy before and after Monster Phonics teaching. The results showed that children spelt 38% more words containing previously taught graphemes correctly after 5 weeks of Monster Phonics.
  • A further impact study based at Kilbowie Primary School tested how Monster Phonics improved reading age in cross-age children requiring intervention. The shows an increase in reading age of 23 months over a 5-month period. By the end of the study all of the children were reading at their age-appropriate level.

Ongoing Data Collection

We collect data on a termly basis to inform us of progress in schools. If your school would like to contribute, please email [email protected]. Online phonics screening tests for previous years are included within your subscription to help schools to monitor progress.

Case Studies

The Case Studies show how schools have used Monster Phonics and the results they have achieved. These consistently show improved phonics results, as well as a renewed enthusiasm and engagement in phonics from the whole school community.

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Barmston Village Primary School

Why did we move to Monster Phonics? As a school, we concluded other schemes were not structured, consistent or engaging enough for our children. Monster Phonics provides us with a...

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