The Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen emphasizes phonological, linguistic, and academic performance from teacher observations or, in the case of adolescents and adults, from self-ratings of past and current performance.
- Identify dyslexia risk quickly and easily administration in just a few minutes per rating.
- Screen individuals or groups as well as individual and group reporting.
- Easily interpret and communicate results using simple classifications (e.g., “At Risk for Dyslexia” or “Not At Risk for Dyslexia”).
- A teacher-friendly (K-3) or self-report (Adolescent-Adult/Corrections) rating form.
- Digital administration and scoring, integrated with larger Pearson systems.
- Good to Excellent levels of sensitivity, specificity, and AUC based on Sally and Bennett Shaywitz Connecticut Longitudinal Study and Pearson validation studies.
- Provide support for families as they work on language-based skills critical for reading success.
Content & Features
Currently, the Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen includes six individual forms across the age range. For Grades K-3 (Forms 0-3), a teacher completing Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen rates statements regarding a student's language and frequency of academic behaviors. For Adolescent-Adult and Corrections Forms, the individual self-rates. The Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen includes four forms:
- Form 0 is for teachers of students ages 5:0 through 6:11, typically in kindergarten, and consists of 10 items.
- Form 1 is for teachers of students ages 6:0 through 7:11, typically in Grade 1, and consists of 12 items.
- Form 2 is for teachers of students ages 7:0 through 8:11, typically in Grade 2, and consists of 10 items.
- Form 3 is for teachers of students age 8:0 - 9:11, typically in Grade 3, and consists of 10 items.
- The Adolescent-Adult Form is for individuals age 14-65 and consists of 10 items.
- The Corrections Form is for incarcerated individuals age 18-65 and consists of 10 items.