I am not currently teaching KS1 and would like some feedback on this topic. My daughter has been assessed as a 2b at the end of Year 1 in reading. However, I have received her report and she has failed the phonics screening test! Could someone explain this? How can she be seen as failing? She is an independant reader and loves doing so. I am so angry that this is seen to reflects her ability. As a professional you could look at this and think she is an under achiever. What has gone wrong? Is the test not suitable for those that no longer need to sound out each letter? I am very tempted to move her out of the school. Whether I like or not these type of assessments are important and if they can't get her through this when she can read without difficulty what can I expect in the future?