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When your child first goes onto the programme, they will usually do a Spelling/Placement Test, which will put them onto the right level of the structured Course and give you a current Spelling Age.
This test can be re-set to check progress.
There is also a test which measures visual recognition speed, which is linked with reading fluency. This test is not a default test, but can be set if required.
You’ll find more information about these tests here:
It’s really important that students can also see their progress and achievements – particularly for those who have been struggling.
Students can earn bronze, silver and gold medals for activities and will also earn a certificate for completing each Level.
Students earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold Medal for each activity.
Bronze medals are awarded quite generously, so that learners stay motivated. However, they’re encouraged to go back and upgrade to Silver or Gold, which will then appear on their certificates.
Medals are extremely popular – even with older learners! See the testimonial below!
Certificates are earned when students have completed each Level of the main literacy Course.
These include the number of medals achieved on that Level.