Research Project and Confirmation of Ethical Approval


The South Australian Phonological Awareness Database (SAPAD) is currently part of a research project entitled, "Raising Reading Achievement in Australian Children: Predicting Literacy Pathways Using Web-Based Screening and Monitoring of Essential Pre-Reading Skills During the Early Childhood and Schooling Years".

This research project has received ethical approval from the Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee (SBREC) at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. The project number for ethical approval is 6107. The project has also received ethical approval from the Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) with the approval number CS/13/190-3.1

If you wish to participate in this project and consent for the data entered into the SAPAD to be used anonymously then please read the information sheets and complete the registration form and parent/guardian consent forms provided below. These forms can be scanned and emailed to or posted to Dr Karyn Carson, School of Education, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, SA 5001.


For Parents:
Parent Sheet  (click to open)
Parent/Guardian Consent Form  (click to open)

For Educators:
Educator Information Sheet  (click to open)
Registration Form  (click to open)