Helping you identify pupils with dyslexic tendencies.
The Dyslexia Screener is an assessment that identifies dyslexic tendencies in pupils aged 5–16+ years and recommends intervention strategies to help them achieve their potential.
The 30 minute test is an ideal tool for screening an entire year group, or for screening those pupils showing some signs of difficulty. It can play an important part in helping both specialist and non-specialist teachers distinguish between those individuals who are having general difficulties in literacy and those whose difficulties are associated with dyslexia.
The assessment comprises six tests covering three areas, with two assessments for each: Ability, Attainment and Diagnostic.
We offer this screener in two versions; a digital version that is delivered on Testwise, our online testing platform, and a downloadable version, which can be installed on your PC. To buy the digital version, call us on 0845 602 1937. Read more about the Dyslexia Screener formats.
Results and Reporting
The Dyslexia Screener has been standardised, so you can be assured that results presented are accurate and reliable. Results are easy to interpret and information on a pupil’s strengths and weaknesses are detailed across each test. Standard Age Scores are provided and you will benefit from recommendations made as to the next steps in either further assessment or intervention..
- A Diagnostic Group Report; a convenient way of assimilating and storing results for a group of readers.
- A Parent/Carer Report plus further guidance and letter templates will help support your communication with parents and carers both before and after screening.
Dyslexia Screener Digital is an online assessment delivered through GL Assessment’s Testwise system. The online format removes the burden of test administration, as all practice, instructions and timings are computer-administered. Also, instant scoring and reporting saves hours of marking time.
When is this format recommended?
- Where there is a suitable internet connection
- When the tool is needed to be used on multiple computers
- When the tool is being used to screen a large number of students.
To buy Dyslexia Screener Digital, please call us on 0845 602 1937. Unfortunately, our online version is not available to buy online.
Play our Dyslexia Screener Digital demonstration, which includes sample questions and score sheets.
Dyslexia Screener - Downloadable Version
We offer a downloadable version of the Dyslexia Screener as an alternative to the CD-ROM. The Dyslexia Screener CD-ROM is no longer available.
When is this format recommended?
- Where there is no suitable internet connection
- When the tool is only needed to be accessed on one computer
- When the tool is being used to screen smaller numbers of individual students.
You can access your results and reports within your downloaded licence. Your results will remain available even after you renew your licence.
You can buy a 1 year licence or 3 year licence for the downloadable version using the options to the right of this page. You simply need to wait for our Customer Services team to process your order at which point you can access your licences from within your “Licences” tab in the My Account area.
The software can be downloaded to any machine with an Internet connection, but can only be installed to PCs running Microsoft Windows XP and later (including XP, 7, Vista), approximately from year 2001 and above. Please note, you can only install your screener onto one computer and the licences are non-refundable once approved. To install on more than one computer, you must purchase more than one licence. If you want to use the screener on multiple computers, please see the online version.