Use Satchel One to create Spelling Tests for your students to take online. Spelling Tests use text-to-speech technology to convert words into audio files. When your students take the test, they will be prompted to enter the spelling after hearing a word. You can also provide definitions or sentences for context.
Set a Spelling Test
Title: First of all, enter the title for the test. This will appear on the school calendar, as well as the students’ personal calendars.
Describe the task for your students: Fill this box with the information the students need to know about the test. You can include hyperlinks by clicking on the chain icon towards the right-hand side.
Subject: Select a subject for the assignment. This will help students locate their homework on the school calendar, and it is also important for reports.
Class group(s): Select the class group your homework will be assigned to from the drop down menu.
💡Top Tip: Repeat this step as many times as necessary to set homework to multiple classes. You can also post homework to a class you are covering; the classes you don't teach can be found at the bottom of that list.
Issue and Due dates: The Issue date field allows you to set the date on which the task will first appear in the school calendar as well as the student and parent personal calendars. This allows you to set homework far in advance but prevents students from rushing ahead. The Due date field allows you to select the last day the task will be open for submissions.
Language: You will also be able to choose the language for the test. From the drop down menu select British English, American English, Spanish, Welsh, or French.
Trays: When you go to enter spelling words for the test, you will see that you can separate words into different trays. This means that you can categorise words into groups and measure how different students perform in each group separately. Students will not know that the words are in different trays.
Add new Tray: You can name your trays and add instructions in the description box. New trays can be used to differentiate factors of your choice, for example, difficulty, subject matter or class groups. You can add up to five trays.
Once you are done adding words, go ahead and click Publish. On the issue date, you selected, your test will be made available to students. Students can take practice tests, and they are given three attempts at the test. Results will automatically be reported to you via the Gradebook.
💡 Top tip: Started a spelling test but don't have time to finish? Save it as a draft to come back to it later. You can find it again from My drafts. Click here when logged into your account to visit My drafts.