Funny words / Non-words

Funny words (or Non-words for students aged 11) is a test of phonic decoding skills. A non-word is presented visually on the screen, and four speakers represented on screen play four different versions of the word. The student can hear these different versions as many times as they want to by clicking or tapping on each speaker. When they hear the version of the word that they think is correct they select that speaker and then use the green arrow to move on to the next item. The student starts by attempting some ‘probe’ items to determine the level at which they should start the subtest. Their progress through the subtest depends on their performance and the subtest is discontinued when the student fails a certain number of items within a level.

 

Figure 25. Funny words subtest