Targeted Instruction

Scoring and analyzing spelling errors by hand is so incredibly time consuming, often incomplete and too subjective. SPELL-2 does all the work for you, pinpoints where to begin word study instruction, and prescribes exactly what to teach.

About SPELL-2

Skills & Content

  • Phonological awareness, including phoneme and syllable segmentation, and vowel discrimination
  • Orthographic knowledge, including letter-sound relationships, letter patterns and spelling rules
  • Morphological knowledge, including letter-meaning relationships of prefixes, suffixes, and word roots
  • Semantic relationships, including relationships between base words, inflected words, and derived words
  • Mental orthographic images of words and word parts stored in long-term memory.

Target Audience

SPELL-2 is appropriate for all Grade 2+ students who are struggling with reading decoding, reading fluency, spelling, writing, and vocabulary. SPELL-2 is also for Tier 2 & Tier 3 students, special education students, speech-language impaired students, ELL students,
​Title I students, and students with dyslexia and dysgraphia.

Research & Resuilts

Product Details

Format & Administration: Download software; computer-administered assessment with minimal supervision required; Examiner’s Manual (PDF) included. 
Response: keyboard entry (option for students to write responses on paper for keyboard entry by examiner) and mouse click. 
Completion time: 30–60 minutes. 
Ages/Grades: Grade 2–Adult.

Minimum System Requirements*: Select a product code to view exact requirements.

*Not compatible with MAC OS; work-around options available; read website FAQs before purchasing. Mac users, contact us for alternative options.

​​Download SPELL-2 manual

Link assessment to intervention and devote instructional time only where it’s needed. SPELL-2 identifies the underlying language processes that are interfering with successful reading and spelling and automatically links a student’s assessment data to specific structured language instruction by listing the corresponding lesson number and word study activities in the SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing – Word Study Curriculum applicable for each instructional goal.

View sample SPELL-2 reports

Detect oral and written language deficits often missed by other assessments. With SPELL-2, you obtain a deep, highly sensitive, and valid measure of a student’s word study knowledge and skills. The assessment software automatically and seamlessly adapts to a student’s responses, presenting test items that are uniquely tailored for the individual student.

View SPELL-2g user guide

SPELL-2 does all the testing work for you so you can devote more of your valuable time to teaching. Administration, scoring, data interpretation, written reports, targeted intervention plans—and with SPELL2g, student grouping by instructional needs—it’s all done for you!

The SPELL-2 assessment is critical to discovering the student's exact needs so you don't waste time working on spelling patterns that the student doesn't need. The curriculum is explicit and systematic and there are a lot of fun activities that the students enjoy.
Susan L. Condrin
Speech Language Pathologist