How to Find Your Student's Spellzone Score in 5 Minutes

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What is a Spellzone Score?

Spellzone is a dynamic resource that allows students to work on tailored Course Pathways at their own pace. 

When a student logs into Spellzone for the first time, they will be prompted to sit the Spelling Ability Test

The test will take approximately five minutes (depending on the student) and will identify any gaps in the student’s knowledge. 

Upon completing the test, each student will receive a Spellzone Score and a learning pathway that will indicate where they should begin the course and which units they should study. 

A typical Course Pathway is eight units long. Each subsequent time the student logs in they will be guided directly to the next page on their Course Pathway until they reach the end. 

At this point, they will be prompted to retake the Spelling Ability Test and a new Spellzone Score and Course Pathway will be generated.


How can I use the Spellzone Score as a teacher? 

The Spellzone score provides a useful data point for monitoring a student’s progress. Each time the student takes the Spelling Ability Test, their Spellzone Score should increase. 

You can find out a student’s Spellzone Score by clicking on their name on your student roll page or on a class roll page. Click on the Results tab and then on the Spelling Ability Tests tab.

The Spellzone Score will appear in a star alongside its percentage equivalent. On the right-hand side of the page, there is a list of the student’s previous Spelling Ability Test scores to help you track improvement. 
 

Can I reset the test to get an up-to-date Spellzone Score?

If your student is working on their Course Pathway regularly, it is likely that their Spellzone Score will be up-to-date. However, in some instances, you might want to reset the test: 

  • If you would like to give your students a fresh start, for example, at the beginning of a new school year
  • If you want a score for comparison purposes, for example, some schools set the test at the beginning of the year and again at the end of the year so that they can compare the two results
  • If a student achieves a surprising result, for example, if they score higher or lower than you expect 

You can set the test as a task for an individual student, for a class, or for the whole school. Click on the Tasks tab and click on Create New Task – bear in mind that resetting the test will also reset the student’s Course Pathway. You can find step-by-step instructions here.
 
 


09 Sep 2021
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