Making A Difference in K-12 Education
This study documents the benefits of using the SPELL assessment to tailor word study instruction to a student's specific needs. Orthographic instructional goals for 5th grade students were based on each student's spelling performance, as indicated by Spelling Evaluation for Language and Literacy (SPELL), and word study activities were taken from SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing.
Language & Literacy Learning in the Schools (2004)
Third and fourth grade students who received nine weeks of SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing instructional methods demonstrate large, statistically significant gains in spelling skills in comparison to children who received traditional spelling instruction.
Communication Disorders Quarterly (2004)
Fourth grade student shows significant gains in spelling and decoding skills after receiving the SPELL assessment and nine weeks of word study intervention using the instructional methods of the SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing word study curriculum.
National Council for Teachers of English (2003)
Dr. Shane Templeton, Foundation Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of Nevada, endorses SPELL-2 as a well-constructed assessment supported by solid research in an article published by the National Council for Teachers of English.