- 1 G-E Test Teacher’s Manual (G201), 1 G-E Student Test Book (G202), 2 copies of each testing and recording form
- The Gallistel-Ellis Test of Coding Skills (GE Test) is a comprehensive measure of coding skills in reading and spelling. The test measures whether a student can give the sounds for the various letters and units or clusters. More importantly, it measures whether the student can recognize and spell words made up of these sounds.
- provides detailed instructions for administering and interpreting the test
- includes directives on scoring and when to stop testing
- offers advice on test modifications.
The test covers all categories of phonic structures:
- closed syllables with single consonants, blends and digraphs
- silent-e words; soft c and g
- vowel teams and vowel-r
- suffixes and modifiers such as s, ed, ing, y, tion and consonant-le
- multi-syllable and irregular words
- nonsense syllables (to enable the tester to determine if the student relies on sight memory or has truly “cracked the code.”)
- The test is easy to administer to individual students and requires approximately 20 minutes for the teacher or assessment specialist to acquire the critical knowledge of what skills have been mastered, what need to be reviewed, and what to teach now. Post-testing can document the learning progress made. A clear and easy-to-use graphing system helps teachers identify student strengths, weaknesses and progress, and convey these to parents.
- Since recognition of coding disability is important in identifying children with learning disabilities, it is also a useful screening and identification tool (Gallistel 1973). It can be particularly useful in developing effective Tier 2 and Tier 3 Interventions, developing Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs), and monitoring progress.