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Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures,and Word ID: Assessment Across
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Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST)

Author(s): Barbara A. Wilson, MEd / Rebecca H. Felton, PhD

  • Word Recognition and Spelling
  • Individual Administration
  • Ages 7 through 18
  • Norm-Referenced
  • Qualification Level B

Description

The WIST can be used to identify students who are having difficulty with fundamental literacy skills, and to isolate specific areas of weakness for struggling readers. It assesses word identification, spelling, and sound-symbol knowledge, and comes with both an elementary version (grades 2-5) and a secondary version (grades 6-12). It includes both norm-referenced and informal assessments and can be helpful in designing intervention plans for students. The WIST is also helpful for assessing progress on Orton-Gillingham and other phonics programs.

There are two core subtests (Word Identification and Spelling) and a supplemental subtest (Sound-Symbol Knowledge), which can be used in either the norm-referenced or informal assessment:

  • Word Identification measures accuracy of sight recognition and ability to apply word attack skills, and sight recognition of irregular high-frequency words
  • Spelling assesses ability to spell words from dictation through recall of correct letter sequences for familiar words or ability to apply sound/symbol relationships and rules of English orthography, and recall of letter order in irregular high-frequency words
  • Sound-Symbol Knowledge assesses ability to associate sound(s) (i.e., phonemes) with specific letter(s) (i.e., graphemes). Three informal procedures provide additional diagnostic information about the student's performance on the test items, sound-symbol skills, and errors peculiar to written words

The WIST was normed on a representative sample of 1,520 children and adolescents.

Administration and Scoring

The WIST takes about 40 minutes to administer. Results can be reported as standard scores, percentiles, and age and grade equivalents; a composite score, the Fundamental Literacy Index, is also calculated. The informal assessment scores are used for clinical and instructional purposes.


Item

Item No.

Description

Price

QTY

 

DDD-1592

Test Kit: 25 Elementary Record Booklets, 25 Secondary Record Booklets, 50 Spelling Response Forms, Word Card-Regular Words, Word Card-Irregular Words, Word Card-Letter/Pseudo Words, Elementary Spelling Card, Secondary Spelling Card, and Irregular Spelling Card, in sturdy storage box


$280.00

Components (Sold Separately)

Item No.

Description

Price

QTY

 

DDD-1593

25 Elementary Record Booklets

$48.00

DDD-1594

25 Secondary Record Booklets

$48.00

DDD-1595

50 Spelling Response Forms

$20.00

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