Range: Primary school aged children
Administration: 10 minutes, paper-based -individual and group
Purpose: To test phonemic awareness and early development of the knowledge of spelling patterns
Format: Download only
The Astronaut Invented Spelling Test-2 (AIST-2) is a screening test of phonemic awareness via spelling attempts, using familiar words that are unlikely to have been learned on spelling lists. It also provides information about emerging orthographic awareness.
Designed by Roslyn Neilson, creator of the Sutherland Phonological Awareness Test Revised (SPAT-R), School Entry Alphabetic and Phonological Awareness Readiness Test (SEAPART) assessment and Foundations of Early Literacy Assessment (FELA), the AIST-2 provides Australian norms for the first four years of schooling and is suitable for students from the middle of the First Year of Schooling up to mid-Year 3. It also provides guidelines for the diagnostic interpretation of test results.
It is quick and easy to administer, and can be given to whole classes or individuals in ten minutes. The manual provides suggestions for support and intervention.
There are no formal qualification requirements for administering the AIST-2, but it is expected that test users will be thoroughly familiar with test administration and interpretation, will have watched the demonstration movie, and will have practised giving the test before administering it formally to students.
The Astronaut Invented Spelling Test-2 (AIST-2) Download includes:
- Read Me Instructions
- AIST-2 Manual
- Worksheet and Scoring Grid
- Scoring Spreadsheets
- Administration Instructions
- AIST-2 Norms
- AIST-2 Case Studies
- AIST-2 Demo Video
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