About the New Group Spelling Test

A fully adaptive, standardised, termly spelling assessment.

The New Group Spelling Test (NGST) is an adaptive assessment which allows termly monitoring of spelling skills. When combined with our New Group Reading Test (NGRT) you can assess reading and spelling together in under an hour.

Questions are delivered via audio and the assessment is adaptive – meaning that questions change based on student’s responses, so more able students can be challenged while weaker students are kept engaged. The reports provide the Standard Age Score (SAS), allowing you to compare each student’s performance with other children of the same age, and track progress. Reports also provide customised implications for teaching and learning as well as offering practical help with next steps in the classroom.

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From webinars and online videos to specialised and interactive courses we’ll make sure that you and your colleagues are confident with using our assessments and that you’re getting the most from your data.

Our Trainers

Our trainers have practical experience of using our assessments to support teaching and learning in the classroom. They will answer your questions and share their knowledge to help you analyse your data.

Support Hub

All of our assessments come with a suite of helpful guides designed to get you started and keep benefiting from the data. Technical information and platform support are here too.

Customer Service

Need to place an order? Or have a technical question? You’ll find our contact details here – email or call - the choice is yours.