If you're considering using Reading Planet Rocket Phonics in your setting have you read this interim evaluation report yet?
I've been incredibly blessed that the publishing company, Hodder, have heavily invested in this research study. Of course I know that Reading Planet Rocket Phonics works - children read and spell with more confidence and exceed age-related expectations, and teachers' work load is reduced whilst their understanding of what gold standard phonics teaching looks like develops 'on the job'. But my heart has raced in anticipation of the feedback and results on a large scale, across a wide variety of school settings.
About the impact trial
This interim findings report outlines the results of the first year of a two-year impact trial of Reading Planet Rocket Phonics on Reception (YR) and Year 1 (Y1) pupils' reading attainment.
The impact trial, commissioned with two independent evaluators, explores what makes the Reading Planet Rocket Phonics programme work so well. Schools self-selected to use Reading Planet Rocket Phonics or to act as business-as-usual controls. The outcome evaluation set out to measure whether changes in attainment might be attributed specifically to the programme, through direct measurement of the impact on phonics knowledge and reading attainment. The process evaluation set out to gauge fidelity to the programme and provide insights into the experience of implementing Rocket Phonics in the trial schools. The trial started in September 2021 and will run over two academic years, finishing in July 2023.
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