Administration: administered by computer with minimal supervision required
Response: keyboard entry (option for students to write responses on paper) and mouse click
Completion time: 30-60 minutes
Ages/Grades: Grade 2 - Adult
With SPELL-2, you will obtain a deep, highly-sensitive, and valid measure of a student’s word study skills. The assessment software automatically and seamlessly adapts to a student’s responses, presenting test items that are uniquely tailored for the individual student. With SPELL-2's highly-sensitive spelling error analysis and individualized assessment methods, you can detect oral and written language deficits often missed by other assessments.
Use SPELL-2 to support your general eligibility assessments and to guide instruction: SPELL-2 will identify the underlying language processes that are deficient and link the assessment data to specific lessons and activities. For each instructional goal identified, the SPELL-2 Recommendations report lists the corresponding number and activity in the SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing word study curriculum.
Skill areas assessed:
- Phonological awareness, including phoneme and syllable segmentation, and vowel discrimination
- Orthographic knowledge, including letter-sound relationships, letter patterns and spelling rules
- Morphological knowledge, including letter-meaning relationships of prefixes, suffixes, and word roots
- Semantic relationships, including relationships between base words, inflected words, and derived words
- Mental orthographic images of words and word parts stored in long-term memory
Reports automatically created for you:
SPELL – 2 Recommendations Report
A complete set of written reports, providing detailed and summarized test results and specific recommendations for spelling and word study instruction, are all available to you at the very moment the student completes the test.* Devote your valuable time to teaching, not doing paperwork!
SPELL – 2 Results Report
The Results report provides performance data across 60 categories and tells you which areas the student has yet to master. You can readminister SPELL-2 each year to document annual progress.
The Recommendations report goes one step further, providing detailed performance data, identifying the underlying language processes that are deficient, and linking the assessment data to specific lessons and activities. With the Recommendations report in hand, you have an individualized word study intervention plan - a road map of the quickest route to reading and spelling success for that student. Devote your instructional time only where needed.
SPELL – 2 Letter to Teachers
The Letter to Teachers provides a valuable snapshot of individual student needs. Use the Letter to Teachers to quickly share a student's word study profile with classroom teachers.
SPELL – 2 Letter to Parents
The Letter to Parents provides a useful summary of test results and brief description of individual student needs. Use the Letter to Parents to easily share information and progress with parents.
Students Grouped by Spelling Pattern**
Students are organized into instructional groups based on which spelling patterns they need to learn.
Students Grouped by Word Study Skill**
Students are organized into instructional groups based on which word study skills they need to learn.
* Reports are instantly available when using the version of SPELL–2 or SPELL–2g with unlimited test administrations. Reports are delivered via email when using the Pay-Per-Testing version.
Price: $445 SPELL-2; $645 SPELL-2g
** Grouping reports available only with SPELL–2g.
Lab Packs & Pay-Per-Testing versions available.