Schonell Testing
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HISTORY:
The Schonells worked closely with Orton and Gillingham when they organised phonograms into a sequential, sound-symbol based, linguistically logical, understandable teaching order. Their spelling test is still relevant today, as is the work of Orton-Gillingham. The Schonell Spelling age test provides an accurate measure of a child’s spelling ability according to the sequence most spelling programs would follow.

Read the instructions below before starting


Schonell Spelling Age Test Instructions

Schonell Spelling Age Test A and B

Schonell Student Test Sheet

Automatic Analysis Spelling Age Test Results

 

Analysing Data Options

Option 1:  Automatic Analysis
EXCEL SPREADSHEET

1. After every student has completed the spelling age test, record their names and scores from lowest to highest into the excel spreadsheet: Schonell Spelling Age Test Results

    • This document calculates the Spelling Age of each student and produces the Smart Words Placement Test Level that a student should be tested at

2. Use this information to group your students for the Placement Test

Option 2: Manual Analysis
CORRECTION AND SCORING:

1. After every student has completed the spelling age test, record their names and scores from lowest to highest.

2. Use the formula below to work out every student’s spelling age.

3. It will be noted that results appear as decimal fractions of a year. Therefore, it is advisable to convert the decimal fractions to months using the table to the right.

 

It will be noted that results appear as decimal fractions of a year. Therefore, it is advisable to convert the decimal fractions to months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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