Test identification

Name of test Word Identification and Spelling Test
Subjects Literacy
Summary Standardised (US sample), diagnostic instrument to measure word identification, spelling and sound-symbol knowledge. Identifies students having difficulty with reading, spelling or both.

Assessment screening

Subscales Word identification, spelling, sound-symbol knowledge.
Authors Barbara A. Wilson, Rebecca H. Felton
Publisher Pro-Ed
Test source https://www.proedinc.com/Products/11890/wist-word-identification-and-spelling-test.aspx
Guidelines available? Not available in UK
Norm-referenced scores. Yes
Age range 7–18;11 years
Key Stage(s) applicable to KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
UK standardisation sample No
Publication date 2004
Re-norming date N/a


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