Assessing spelling with the LLASS

The LLASS should be used to assess:

1 phoneme-grapheme knowledge

2 segmenting words to spell

3 morphologic knowledge

4 handwriting.


The LLASS includes a hard copy and digital copy of the manual (including the spelling assessments, student answer sheets) and Student and Class tracking spreadsheet to record and analyse results.

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The Little Learners Assessment of spelling skills cover

The Little Learners Assessment of Spelling Skills (LLASS) is a diagnostic and formative spelling assessment designed to inform teaching and monitor student progress. The LLASS follows the Little Learners Love Literacy® sequence to reveal to what extent children are able to apply their phonologic and morphologic knowledge to spell with accuracy, and to identify any gaps in students' knowledge of phoneme-grapheme correspondences. 

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student-facing double page spread of the LLASS

Like the LLARS, we recommend administering your first LLASS after explicitly teaching Stages 1-4. Spelling is a much harder skill to master than reading, which is a good reason to start assessing it alongside reading with no delay. The LLASS can be administered with half your class at a time. There are two tests to administer for each assessment – each should take 10-15 minutes.


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