NGST Quick Reference Guide

  • Age range: 6-14+
  • Suitable for: Teachers and SENCos
  • Test duration: 20-30 minutes
  • Test format: Digital/tablet

New Group Spelling Test (NGST)

The New Group Spelling Test is aligned to the new curriculum in England and all questions are delivered via audio.

How should I apply the New Group Spelling Test?

  • Evaluate spelling ability once per term with three forms to support termly testing
  • Inform teaching strategies

The New Group Spelling Test is in two sections:

Section 1 - tests five or six spelling rules in line with the new curricula. 
Section 2 - tests a variety of different spelling rules using sentence completion tasks.

How can I use the New Group Spelling Test with the New Group Reading Test?

  • You can choose to compare spelling and reading together
  • Cross report combining and comparing scores from both tests – SAS, stanine and age equivalent scores

 See our Literacy Bundle page for more information>>

When will the new assessments be available?

29 November:

  • New Group Spelling Test (NGST) will be published, allowing termly testing of spelling
  • You will now be able to assess reading and spelling in under an hour
  • This will include a Group report for teachers, an Individual Student report for teachers and an Excel Cluster report

Coming in Spring:

  • A Cross group report - allowing you to compare scores for reading and spelling
  • A Group progress report for NGRT & NGST for three points of progress
  • Cross Individual report for teachers