kitchen table math, the sequel: Australian spelling test

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Australian spelling test

Anonymous left a link to the Australian Spelling Test, which was normed across 10,000 children in Southern Australia in 2004. I've just given it to C., who turns 15 at the end of the summer:

70 words
59 correct

scoring:
53 correct: above 15.5 yrs

Yaaaaayyy!

Words missed:
familiar
permanent
sufficient
cemetery
definite
apparatus
subterranean
miscellaneous
guarantee
embarrassing
conscientious


more fun with Dick and Jane:

me: "Apparatus."

C.: "a - p - p - e - r - a - t - u - s"

me: "Wrong. It's a - p - p - a - r - a - t - u - s. With an e."

C.: So? It's a verb.


WTM on spelling programs
Schonell spelling test
Megawords posts

2 comments:

Allison said...

Does the "age" they calculate work past high school Because I peaked on spelling a decade ago...
do other people notice this, too?

Catherine Johnson said...

That's interesting.

I don't think I've peaked -- but I'm not sure I'd know.

I've only recently figured out that exaggerate has two g's.

And of course there was the flokati revelation.