Welcome to the Australian Standardised Spelling Age Test from Readiwriter Spelling. The scaffolding for this test has been refined through testing of over 4,000 students from schools all over Australia, resulting in the most current and relevant spelling age test available to Australian schools.
The average spelling ages were calculated from the scores of this sample of students from across all Australian states and territories. Ordinary least squares regression was used to calculate the scores that would reflect the various age categories of the students. These results are provided as a guide to how a student’s score would reflect their performance compared with the other students of their age in this sample.
The test was assessed, verified and standardised by Dr Anthony Stokes of the Australian Catholic University in January 2013.
The word list is graded in difficulty and is based on many variations of lists including common sight words, commonly misspelled words, essential word lists and word lists recommended in state and national curriculums.