Spelling and Dictation


How to take a spelling test


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Click the <Spelling Test> button on the main navigation row with <Home> on the extreme left. You will be asked to select the list for the spelling test. There are 2 search options, one by Spelling List No and the other by the date the Spelling List was created. Note that only lists for spelling tests created by your parent/teacher, or in the case of an independent student, by the student, will be shown.

If you click the <Search by Spelling List No> button, you will get a screen with a text box asking you to <Select by Spelling List No>. Click this text box and all the spelling lists created by your parent, or the independent student as the case may be, will appear with the Spelling List Nos in descending order and their dates of creation on the left. Click the Spelling List No that you want to be tested on. The screen will now show 3 buttons to select, <View Spelling List>, <Start Spelling Test> and <Select Another Spelling List>. If you want to see the contents of the Spelling List, click the <View Spelling List> button. You can then see all the items in the Spelling List with 2 options, the <Start Spelling Test> and <Select Another Spelling List> buttons. If you click the <Select Another Spelling List> button, you will go back to the first screen where you can search for the spelling list. To start the Spelling Test, click <Start Spelling Test> button.

If you had clicked the <Search by Spelling List Date> you will be asked to select the date by clicking on the text box <Select by Spelling List Date>. The Spelling List Nos will appear with the dates created in descending order ie the Spelling List with the latest date is on top. Click the desired Spelling List No. The screen will now show 3 buttons to select, <View Spelling List>, <Start Spelling Test> and <Select Another Spelling List>. If you want to see the contents of the Spelling List, click the <View Spelling List> button. You can view all the items in the Spelling List with the <Start Spelling Test> and <Select Another Spelling List> buttons. If you click the <Select Another Spelling List> button, you will go back to the first screen where you can search for the spelling list. To start the Spelling Test, click <Start Spelling Test> button.

After you clicked the <Start Spelling Test> button, the screen will show a drawing of a girl putting on headphones asking you to switch on your speakers or plug in headphones. Click the <Start> button after you hear the word "Ready". Click the <Retry> button if you cannot hear "Ready". Double check that you have flash installed and your speakers/headset are on if you still cannot hear "ready" after clicking <Retry>. After you click the <Start> button, you will start to hear the pronunciation of the word(s) of an item chosen at random.

After the last word of the item is pronounced, the screen will show a <Repeat Pronunciation> button, and the words "Type in your answer and press <Enter> key or click <Submit> button" with an empty text box below for you to spell out the word(s) just pronounced. Click <Repeat Prounciation> and the word(s) of that item will be repeated. Below the text box, you will see the words "<See Result> button will only appear after you press the <Enter> key or click the <Submit> button". Enter the spelling and click the <Submit> button or press the <Enter> key. The <See Result> button will appear. Click the <See Result> button. Click <Next Item> only if you give up and want to go to the next item.

After you have entered your spelling, the screen will immediately show you the results for that item. If your spelling is correct, the screen will show encouraging words like yes, correct etc followed by someone saying something positive. After a short while, you will hear the pronunciation of the word(s) of the next item selected at random. On the other hand, if your spelling is incorrect, disappointment will be expressed both in words and through someone's voice. The screen will show both your spelling and the right answer with the incorrect word(s) displayed in red. Click <Continue> to hear the pronunciation of the word(s) of the next item selected at random.

When you are reached the results of your last item, the screen will then show you the complete results of your spelling test. If you have all the answers correct, you will be congratulated followed by the sound of an audience applauding. You can hear the applause again by clicking <Hear Applause Again> button, retake test by clicking <Take Spelling Test Again> button or choose another spelling list by clicking <Select Another Spelling List> button. However if the results indicate one or more incorrect answer, you can see the score , <Take Spelling Test Again> and <Select Another Spelling List> buttons and more importantly, a list of item(s) you spelt incorrectly. Your incorrect answer(s) will be shown alongside the correct spelling with the word(s) spelt wrongly in red.




Last updated on Sep 16, 2013.


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