QuickScreen is a very thorough online dyslexia test for adults aged 17+.

This easy-to-use online dyslexia test will flag up indicators of dyslexia and provide you with a comprehensive report and recommendations.

Why QuickScreen?

  • You can register for an account within minutes and purchase a test for £19.50.
  • QuickScreen is more thorough than other dyslexia tests – it goes beyond just literacy skills
  • Comprehensive report of your results and suggested actions
  • The whole test could be completed within 1 hour – but can be undertaken in stages

What do I need to know?

All the key facts are listed below.

  • The QuickScreen Dyslexia Test is suitable for young people and adults of 17 years+
  • To start the test, you just need to register (open an account) and purchase a test. Payment is made via PayPal, but you can click on the option to pay by credit or debit card – you don’t have to have a PayPal account.
  • You will be given clear instructions on how to complete each stage of this dyslexia test .
  • TOP TIP from other users: Do not try and fast track through to the tests – make sure to look at the short instruction video before doing each of the tests. All the tests have got practice items and some give immediate feedback – so it’s worthwhile doing these in order to ensure the most accurate outcome.
  • You can use a PC, Mac, iPad or tablet to take your online dyslexia test
  • There are 6 parts to the QuickScreen test: Verbal Skills, Visual Skills, Vocabulary, Memory, Sequencing, Processing
  • You can complete the 6 elements in any order and you don’t have to complete all sections of the test in one go. Just log in to your account again and complete the next section when you are ready. You will be able to clearly see your progress so far.
  • You can typically complete all all 6 elements in under 1 hour
  • The Processing Skills element may only take 10 minutes. It includes reading speed, writing and/or typing speed, understanding of written text, quality of spelling and punctuation, memory span for spoken language and your level of accuracy in taking a short dictation. If this is a bit of a problem area in your experience, then you may a take a longer time to complete it.
  • If you are specifically interested in your handwriting speed being part of the test then please ensure to opt for the handwriting AND typing option. Otherwise you will only be asked to type in your response.


Please Note: 

1. In the event that you are issued with more than one test, please note that only the first one that you do will be valid and the additional test will be deleted. This has occasionally occurred on some browsers and is being corrected.

2. The Processing Skills section of the test includes a reading passage and short dictation. The reading passage is pitched at a 9 – 7 Grade GCSE level (formerly A* to C) and is suitable for candidates of 17+. It is therefore quite challenging for anybody who has not attained a GCSE in English.

It is recommended that you complete as much of it as you can. If you don’t know the spelling of a word, you can type it as best you can. The more information provided the more your results will be of help and relevance. Whilst there are some harder words to spell, at least two thirds of the content is made up of words you should find quite easy to spell.

3. The QuickScreen online dyslexia test is intended for anyone who is experiencing difficulties with aspects of literacy and wishes to find out whether this is possibly due to dyslexia. However, if someone is dyslexic, but is effectively using strategies to deal with this and achieving high levels of literacy attainment, then this screening may not be appropriate.

Your Dyslexia Test report

Indicators of dyslexia

  • When all six tests have been completed you will see a full and very detailed report (including easy to interpret bar graphs) with recommendations for skills improvement and ways to have any difficulties accommodated.
  • The report will state if you have ‘none, borderline, mild, moderate or strong’ indicators of dyslexia and detail results for your learning and processing skills profiles.
  • You can download a copy of your comprehensive report or log in again at any time and read the report (if you keep your account open).
  • If you are a student, don’t forget to take your report to Student Support Services to arrange access for appropriate assessment and support.
  • If you are working or seeking employment you can provide your employer with your report together with the recommendations and request appropriate adjustments and support to be considered.

We welcome your feedback and reviews on the test and the results. Please get in touch with the QS Dyslexia Team by email or phone.

Choosing the right online dyslexia test for adults …

Online dyslexia testing and screening is a popular method of dyslexia self-assessment for those asking ‘Am I Dyslexic?‘ and there are many options available. It is important to make sure you are taking a dyslexia test that is backed up by research.

  • A 2016 university-based QuickScreen research trial confirmed that where candidates get a result of mild, moderate or strong indicators they are highly likely to be dyslexic.
  • The test has also identified a clear link between dyslexia and speed of processing – a key element of the QS Dyslexia Test.
  • Further research is ongoing (and updates can be found in the QuickScreen research section).

Over one million users have been screened for dyslexia and learning difficulties using QS Dyslexia Test products.

Don’t forget to take a look at what users said about QuickScreen on our reviews page and user feedback section.

Will the report answer my question – Am I dyslexic?

QuickScreen is our most comprehensive and up-to-date test for adults yet. It’s an ideal way of self-assessing dyslexia symptoms if you have been experiencing learning difficulties.

It is important to remember that despite presenting you with a very detailed picture of your learning strengths and weaknesses at the time of taking the tests, QuickScreen is not to be treated as a final diagnosis. If indicators of dyslexia, English language difficulties or study skills needs are identified by Quickscreen, then suggestions will be included in your report on the next steps to take.

If your test results indicate moderate or strong symptoms of dyslexia, it may be advisable to then follow up with a full diagnostic assessment with an educational psychologist, or certified specialist dyslexia tutor, to determine the precise nature and scope of your difficulties. This would also enable you to gain access to study support within the education system or appropriate adjustments and support from your place of employment.

But do show your QuickScreen report to your tutor or manager before going for further assessments.

You can read more information in our FAQ section.


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