|Platform||Web-based app||Desktop/laptop software|
|OS Compatibility||macOS and Windows OS||Windows OS (not Mac compatible)|
|Device compatibility||Most tablets—including iPads, Chromebooks, and popular Android tablets—desktops, laptops||Desktops and laptops only|
|Remote access||Access the web-based program from anywhere; begin testing on one device, finish on another||Access the software program on your desktop or laptop; testing of a student must be started and completed on the same desktop or laptop|
|Remote (virtual) testing||Easily adapted for remote service delivery||Not intended for virtual service delivery|
|User interface||Ageless||Some users may dislike graphics and animations|
|Pricing||Pay per administration—pay only for the number of assessments you need to administer. Cost per administration decreases with increase in number of administrations purchased in a single transaction, and purchased administrations may be allocated among multiple users within an organization.||Pay one-time fee for each user license|
|Ability to simultaneously test multiple students||Included and unlimited||Not included. Additional user licenses must be purchased to simultaneously test multiple students|
|Grouping Tool||Included||Available at additional cost|
|Automatic upgrades||Includes automatic upgrades to newer versions for immediate access to new test features and scoring algorithms that reflect the most current research||Not available|
|Automatic updates||Includes automatic bug fixes and patches to the existing software||Not available|
|Storage/backup of student data||Securely stored and automatically backed up for you on our server||Stored on your local computer; requires manual backup|
|Research basis||Updated assessment aligns with most current research||Older assessment not aligned with most current research|
|Treatment plan report||Automatically created for you||Requires time-consuming manual transfer of data from SPELL-2 to Appendix E in the SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing curriculum|
|Easy examination of all responses made by a student, not just the errors that trigger goals||Built-in||Runs Separately|
Is SPELL-2 still available for purchase?
Can I keep using the SPELL-2 software I already purchased?
Yes. You may continue using your SPELL-2 CD or SPELL-2 downloaded software. However, we no longer provide tech support for the SPELL-2 CD and SPELL-2 downloaded software.
Can I still purchase additional user licenses for the SPELL-2 downloaded software?
Can I still upgrade my SPELL-2 CD software to SPELL-2 download software?
Once I purchase SPELL-3 test administrations, do I need to use them within a limited amount of time?
No. SPELL-3 test administrations never expire.