DST 3 assesses teaching objectives for Years 5 and 6, so is ideal for testing pupils on entry to secondary school.
DST 4 and 5 are provided as photocopy masters. The vocabulary used for the spelling items in DST 4 reflects the key vocabulary identified in the KS3 National Strategy Framework for Teaching English: Years 7, 8 and 9. The words in DST 5 comprise essential elements of functional literacy. All of the target words are read aloud to the students and are set in a sentence to provide context and assist with establishing the meaning of the word.