In Brief – May 2021

We have received the latest statistical survey which confirms earlier findings regarding the strong association between the Quickscreen dyslexia test and an independent dyslexia assessment.

QuickScreen is designed to act as a ‘functional dyslexia screener’ that provides immediate and detailed insights into an individual’s current learning profile. It is not a diagnosis. The report provides a basis upon which individual support programmes can be devised, reasonable adjustments put in place at work and where possible additional time in written examinations be considered.

Degrees of compensation are also taken into consideration and may positively influence a dyslexia indication by reducing it to a Mild or Borderline category where overall attainment levels are found to be well established.

To ensure our test is verified and proven, we regularly undergo independent research. You can see the key findings of the latest research below or download the full report here. To access previous research reports, please use the links below.


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Dated 17.05.2021

Dr. D. Walker – Dyslexia Consultant for Pico Education
B.A. (Hons) PGCE, Dip. SpLd. Dyslexia Institute PhD – Dyslexia in Higher Education – Leicester University
2, Carlton Court, Knole Rd. East Sussex TN40 1LG
Tel: 01424-254658

Headline Results from 2021 Research

An essential step in the evaluation process of any diagnostic/screening test is to assess its accuracy. The overall accuracy of a diagnostic test indicates how good it is at correctly identifying people with and without the condition in question. It is the probability that someone’s status is correctly identified by the test.

The latest statistical study provides an independent analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of QuickScreen based on the test’s dyslexia quotient (degree of consistency with a dyslexia profile, based on established research). The QuickScreen test is estimated to have a high overall accuracy rate of 93% together with a strong predictive capacity for dyslexia of 97%.

The anonymised data included all candidates who, within a one month period between December 2020 and January 2021, undertook a test via their university, college or workplace assessment process, along with members of the public who requested access to the test via the website.

This group is likely to reflect a reasonable cross-section of the public who accessed the service and consistent with the normal age range of the test (17-55+). Also included was a non-dyslexic control group.

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