Single Word Spelling Test (SWST)

At South Ascot Village School we have a whole school approach to learning and assessing spellings.

We use the Single Word Spelling Test (SWST) to:

  • Measure pupils’ spelling attainment with the flexibility of choosing a test appropriate to their individual ability
  • Compare pupils’ results with the national average through the identification of Standard Age Scores
  • Provide useful teaching strategies for improving spelling and suggestions for follow-up activities
  • Present each word in a sentence for context, making the test more relevant for pupils
  • Produce spelling ages, percentile ranks and progress scores to provide a comprehensive profile of a pupil's spelling ability