When our children do the Spelling Test sections they sometimes only have 5 spellings for their test. Any ideas why this happens?
Generally, on “own word lists”, words will only appear in the spelling test if they have a picture associated with them.
• For a short list of up to 5 words, with just 3 having pictures, the spelling test would comprise of just these 3 words. If one mistake were made, you would score 2 (out of 3) and the error would be shown. If you got all 3 shown, you would be given a score of 5 (no errors being flagged). i.e. a “bonus” for being 100% correct.
• For a longer list of up to 10 words, again just the words with pictures would be given in the spelling test, so a list of 9 words, only 7 with pictures, would give a spelling test out of 7.
• It is therefore very helpful if each word in an “own word list” can have a picture associated with it, though I appreciate this is not always appropriate.
For our own word lists, these will normally be fewer than 10 words (usually 7-9). A score of 6, with 2 words in red, means a score of 6 out of 8 (2 errors)