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Free Literacy Assessment


An online platform for the administration and scoring of cognitive tests developed at Macquarie University

The tests include;

CC2 – Tests different processes in single-word reading

TERC – Everyday comprehension tests

DiSTs - Diagnostic spelling test for sounds

DiSTn – Diagnostic spelling test for non-words

DiSTi – Diagnostic spelling test for irregular words

LIDT – Letter identification test

LeST – Letter sound test

DiRT – Diagnostic reading test for non-words

TOC – Tests written word recognition

LetPos – Letter Position test

TOWRE – Australian primary school norms for the TOWRE


The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills.

The DIBELS assessment materials are designed to focus on the the five BIG IDEAS of early literacy:

Phonemic Awareness
Alphabetic Principle
Accuracy and Fluency with text

The DIBELS assessments have been researched and validated specifically for benchmark testing in kindergarten through sixth grade and are free to download.

SPELD SA is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1969. We provide advice and services to children and adults with specific learning difficulties and those who care for, teach, and work with them.

Our organisation is governed by a council, whose members include parents, teachers, accountants, lawyers, psychologists, optometrists, doctors, speech pathologists and other interested professionals.

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