The NGST Individual Report for Teachers

This report focuses on results for an individual student. It opens with the sections:

• Overview

This is a short introduction which describes the test content and how the test works. This will be useful when sharing reports with colleagues who may not be familiar with NGST.

Why use NGST?

Again, this is a short section setting out the main uses of NGST.

• Relationship between NGST scores

This comprises a simple diagram showing how standard age scores (SAS), stanine score and national percentile ranks relate to each other.

The NGST Individual report for teachers offers an analysis of responses to both the single word and spelling in context sections.

Example results are annotated.

This page shows the full set of scores and a graphical representation of the results from the single word part of the test. All questions have been put onto a scale representing the difficulty of each question and the same scale has been used to establish the spelling ability level of an average student at any given age. The test adjusts quickly to present questions of either increasing or decreasing difficulty depending on whether the student answers correctly or incorrectly.

This page shows the graphical representation of responses to the spelling in context part of the test. The same ‘Question difficulty’ and ‘Spelling Ability scale’ have been used.

The following two pages show an analysis of both the single word and spelling in context sections. Each target word is listed alongside its spelling rule and the actual response of the student.

The final page of the ISRT shows a profile summary of the student and implications for teaching and learning which offer tailored, practical suggestions for the classroom.