Test identification

Name of test Dyslexia Screening Test - Secondary
Previous version(s) DST-J, DST-S
Subjects Literacy
Summary Identify children in secondary school at risk of dyslexia. Provides a profile of strengths and weaknesses. Can be used in support of requesting extra time concessions in exams.

Assessment screening

Subscales Rapid naming, bead threading, one minute reading, postural stability, phonemic segmentation, two minute spelling, backwards digit span, nonsense passage reading, one minute reading, verbal fluency, semantic fluency, spoonerisms, non-verbal reasoning
Authors Angela Fawcett, Professor Rod Nicolson
Publisher Pearson
Test source https://www.pearsonclinical.co.uk/Psychology/ChildCognitionNeuropsychologyandLanguage/ChildLanguage/DyslexiaScreeningTest-Secondary(DST-S)/DyslexiaScreeningTest-Secondary(DST-S).aspx
Guidelines available? Yes
Norm-referenced scores. Yes
Age range 11.6- 16.5 Years
Key Stage(s) applicable to KS3, KS4
UK standardisation sample Yes
Publication date 2004
Re-norming date n/a


Reason for exclusion from shortlist No recent norms available