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TOWL 4 Test
Transcript of TOWL 4 Test
Test of Written Language -Ages 8.5 - 14.5
-Can be used for all types of students.
-It is used to test a student's writing ability in many different areas.
-It can test there weaknesses and their strengths Who: Section 1 - Obtaining the Story:
Have the student look at sample picture card.
Read them an example of a good story.
Give the student 5 minutes to plan their story, based off of a new picture card.
Give them 15 minutes to write their story.
7 Subsets are administered after this: Vocabulary, Spelling, Punctuation, Logical Sentences, Sentence Combining, Contextual Conventions, and Story Composition. How it is Administered: -After you follow the instructions for the scoring of each subset you will have a raw score. You will then use this raw score to record and interpret the results.
-With the raw scores you will be able to produce five types of normative scores: age and grade equivalents, percentile ranks, age-and grade-based sub test scaled scores, and composite indexes. Scoring -http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/test.written.lang.htm
-Hammill, Donald, and Stephen Larsen. TOWL 4 Examiner's Manual. Austin: Pro-ed, 2009. Print. References: -The picture cards are too young for the
older students who are tested. This makes
it so the older students do not have to use
mature language in their answers.
-Some instructors believe that the
instructions are too long. Controversies With the Test