(TOWL-4) Test of Written Language 4

by Donald D. Hammill and Stephen C. Larsen
Norms
Based on an age- and grade-stratified sample of 2,505 individuals from 18 states, reflecting the demographic characteristics of the U.S. population
Scores
Percentiles, standard scores, age equivalents, and grade equivalents for each subtest; plus composite scores for Overall Writing, Contrived Writing, and Spontaneous Writing
Format
7 individually administered subtests, 5 using contrived formats and 2 requiring spontaneous writing
ADMIN TIME
60-90 minutes
Ages
9-0 to 17-11 years
Benefit
Assesses conventional, linguistic, and conceptual aspects of writing, identifying students who write poorly and need special help
Publish Date
2009
Qualifications
Level B required.

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TOWL-4 Student Response Booklet, Form B (Pack of 25)
SKU: EM-147B
1 x TOWL-4 Student Response Booklet, Form B (Pack of 25)   + $63.00
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TOWL-4 Record/Story Scoring Form (Pack of 50)
SKU: EM-147C
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TOWL-4 Student Response Booklet, Form A (Pack of 25)
SKU: EM-147A
1 x TOWL-4 Student Response Booklet, Form A (Pack of 25)   + $63.00
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TOWL-4 Kit
SKU: EM-147
Includes Manual; 50 Record/Story Scoring Forms; 50 Student Response Booklets (25 each of Form A and Form B); 1 Practice Scoring Booklet; 3 Color Picture Cards; all in a sturdy storage box
1 x TOWL-4 Kit   + $288.00
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TOWL-4 Examiner's Manual
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    About This Product

    BY DONALD D. HAMMILL AND STEPHEN C. LARSEN

    New in the TOWL-4:

    • Normative data collected in 2006-2007
    • Grade-based norms in addition to age-based norms
    • Elimination of virtually all floor and ceiling effects
    • Attractive new color stimulus pictures

    This comprehensive, norm-referenced test of written expression is now available in a fully updated Fourth Edition. The TOWL-4 can be used to:

    • Identify students who write poorly and need special help
    • Determine writing strengths and weaknesses
    • Document progress in special writing programs
    • Like the previous edition, the TOWL-4 assesses the conventional, linguistic, and conceptual aspects of writing. It includes seven subtests---five using contrived formats and two requiring spontaneous writing samples.

    Contrived-Format Subtests

    • Vocabulary - Writing sentences that incorporate given stimulus words
    • Spelling - Writing sentences from dictation, making proper use of spelling rules
    • Punctuation - Writing sentences from dictation, making proper use of punctuation and capitalization rules
    • Logical Sentences - Editing illogical sentences so that they make better sense
    • Sentence Combining - Integrating the meaning of short sentences into single, grammatically correct sentences
    • Spontaneous-Format Subtests

    Contextual Conventions

    • Writing a story in response to a stimulus picture and earning points for satisfying specific orthographic and grammatical requirements
    • Story Composition - Writing a story that is evaluated for vocabulary, plot, prose, character development, and interest to the reader
    • Individually administered in 60 to 90 minutes, the TOWL-4 can be used with students aged 9-0 to 17-11. Equivalent forms (A and B) are available to simplify pre- and posttesting.

    The test provides percentiles, standard scores, age equivalents, and grade equivalents for each subtest. In addition, three Composite Scores are available: Overall Writing, Contrived Writing, and Spontaneous Writing. Norms, based on an age- and grade-stratified sample of 2,505 individuals from 18 states, reflect the demographic characteristics of the U.S. population.

    Studies reported in the Manual document the predictive validity of the TOWL-4 and demonstrate that the test is unbiased relative to gender and race. The TOWL-4 is extremely helpful to professionals who assess and treat writing deficits.