Profs' Phonics Smar-test allows children aged 3 to 7 years to refine their knowledge of phonemic awareness in a fun and easy to administer format.

This app has been developed from international research into beginning reading. This includes The Independent Rose Review of the Teaching of Early Reading in the UK ( It is important to assess a concept once it is taught as this is the only way that you can be sure that your child has grasped the concept.

Smar-test builds on the words introduced in the apps Profs’ Phonics 1 and Profs’ Phonics 2, also by Doc Ruth.

Profs’ Phonics Smar-test 1 contains 53 words in 5 sets of beginning phonemes. Buy Profs’ Phonics Smar-test 2 for 120 words in 17 sets, including middle and ending sounds.

What’s New

Version 1.60

- Updated for iOS 8 and above.
- Makes full use of all iPad and iPhone screen sizes.

Ratings and Reviews

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1 Rating

1 Rating

Retired in Chicago ,

Complete waste

I'm a retired teacher and the pictures used in this app to test for beginning sounds are a joke if emerging readers are suppose to recognize what they are and give their beginning sound. I.e. Squid, submarine (looks like an airplane), lighthouse (took me a minute to figure out that drawing). Worthless app created by a clueless lay person; certainly not a reading specialist.


Ruth Fielding-Barnsley
14.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014-2017 Ruth Fielding-Barnsley


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