More Handwriting Basics

What exactly is the More Handwriting App?

The More Handwriting App is a handwriting assessment tool that assesses handwriting automaticity, which is your ability to write letters of the alphabet and words fluently and legibly.

How does the assessment work?

You download a paper-based assessment for your student/child to complete. Once completed, you upload it back to us.

The assessment is marked and analysed using the More Handwriting App. A comprehensive evaluation of your student/child’s handwriting is returned to you within 24 hours, identifying the degree of automaticity, any problems associated with letter/word/sentence formation and remedial action.

How is the More Handwriting different to other handwriting assessment tools?

We do not profess to be better or worse than other assessment tools, but we do pride ourselves on using the latest or seminal educational research to inform the design of our products.

We work on the basic philosophy that a child cannot learn unless they know how to learn, #LearningtoLearnMatters.

Is it only available for the UK?

Our assessment is based on the requirements for the UK primary school curriculum, covering key stage 1 and key stage 2.  However, it can be a value handwriting assessment regardless of country that you live in.

What if my child is younger or older than the assessment year groups?

We do not encourage a student/child who not in yet in Year 1 to take the assessment. It is vital that your student/child is handwriting ready and has been given the opportunity to master pencil/pen control and early motor skills associated with writing.

However, a student/child older than the year groups should take the Year 6 assessment.

Can a child with special learning needs take an assessment?

Any student/child can take the assessment regardless of educational needs.  However, we advise that you contact us at admin@morehandwritingapp.co.uk to discuss our assessments before any purchase is made.

What does the assessment report contain?

The assessment report will give a detailed analysis of your child’s level of proficiency in handwriting automaticity, letter/number/word/join formation,  handwriting speed, spatial awareness and sentence awareness.  It will also proficiency against the UK handwriting curriculum.

Please note Year 1 assessment and report does not assess cursive (joined up) writing or speed.

Sample report pages can be seen below.

 

The report will be emailed to you and also be available to download from your account.

Managing Your Account

Why do I need an account?

An account is automatically created for you when you purchase an assessment, that is unless you already have one.   Accounts are cancelled one calendar month after you receive your assessment results

Your account gives you access to all the assessment you have purchased and downloaded, allows you to upload your assessment to be marked and view assessment results.

What is my password for my account?

When your account is set up, you will be asked to enter your email address.  Your email address is your username and a computer generated password will be emailed to you.  Please check your spam folder if it is not in your inbox.

How do I upload a completed assessment?

Log onto your account and click on Upload on the menu bar.

How do I download assessment results?

Log onto your account and click on Account and then the submenu, My Files.  Click on My Files to be taken to the files download page.

How do I cancel my account?

Your account is cancelled one calendar month after you receive your assessment results.  Please note that once your account is cancelled, we do not hold any customer data or information about assessments or results.

If you would like your account closed before this period, please email admin@morehandwritingapp.co.uk for it to be removed.