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Reading/spelling assessments, can anyone identify this standard test?

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SomeGuy Thu 08-Oct-09 00:34:52

My son's teacher was showing me the results of his reading and spelling assessment, which went something like:

Actual age: 7.3
Spelling age 10.8
Score: 300
Reading age 12.5
Score: 300+

Apparently the 300 represents the 98th percentile, and 300+ is above that.

I am curious as to what has actually been assessed - is anyone able to identify the standardised test that has been performed from my description?

buy1get1free Thu 08-Oct-09 09:07:49

Not a teacher, but my dc's school use the Schonell and Burt reading tests to assess reading ages - here:

www.rrf.org.uk/Burtreadingtestonweb.pdf

www.members.tripod.com/~gleigh/readtst.htm

fuzzybrainjo Thu 08-Oct-09 22:30:01

Both sounds like the Schonell spelling and reading tests.

SomeGuy Thu 08-Oct-09 23:27:28

hmm, I thought the teacher said the reading test required understanding of context.

I can only imagine that the '300' is supposed to represent a mean of 100 + 2 standard deviations.

I remember he did one somewhere else that consisted of cards with pictures on and it came out much the same so I guess it's probably right anyway.

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