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Relevant for all the UK’s curricula, each test covers everyday vocabulary and contains between 30 and 50 words (depending on level), including high frequency, literacy hour and spelling bank words.
Errors on the SWST reveal information about what a pupil knows or needs to learn – this is important since good spelling raises both writing standards and an individual’s self esteem. The tests map on to a set of structured spelling lists that assist in the teaching of spelling by providing a quick and easy reference for finding words with similar visual and phonological patterns.
Why use SWST?
Available in both paper and digital formats Digital users will benefit from instant scoring and reporting, with group and individual results presented in an easy-to-follow format. For paper users, the Online Marking Tool is available.
"The assessment framework should be built into the school curriculum, so that schools can check what pupils have learned and whether they are on track to meet expectations at the end of the key stage, and so that they can report regularly to parents."
“Without a doubt, the elephant in the room is comprehension. If a child can decode to an extent, that develops confidence – but this confidence is easily shattered quite quickly when they enter secondary school.”