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Test of Written Language, 4th Ed. (TOWL)

Identifies students who need special help, documents specific areas of strength or weakness, and monitors the effectiveness of remedial efforts implemented to improve writing skills.

Test of Written Language, 4th Ed. (TOWL-4)
Donald D. Hammill, EdD and Stephen C. Larsen, PhD
Purpose:Measure writing competence
Age range:9 to 17 years
Admin:Individual or group
Admin time:60-90 minutes
Qualification level:B
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The TOWL-4 is a norm-referenced, comprehensive diagnostic test of written expression that identifies students who need special help, documents specific areas of strength or weakness, and monitors the effectiveness of remedial efforts to improve writing skills.

Assesses important aspects of language

  • The TOWL-4 includes two forms (A and B); each form contains seven subtests: Vocabulary, Spelling, Punctuation, Logical Sentences, Sentence Combining, Contextual Conventions, and Story Composition.
  • Three composites are produced: Overall Writing, which uses both spontaneous and contrived formats; Contrived Writing, which uses only contrived formats; and Spontaneous Writing, which evaluates spontaneously composed essays.
  • New normative data were obtained using a sample of 2,505 individuals in 18 states; both grade-based and age-based norms are provided; almost all floor and ceiling effects have been eliminated.
  • Attractive, colorful stimulus pictures are engaging to young writers.

Item numberProduct descriptionList price
WW-6374-KTTOWL-4 Introductory Kit
includes TOWL-4 Examiner's Manual, 3 Large Colored Picture Cards, 50 Record/Story Scoring Forms, 25 Student Response Booklets [Form A], 25 Student Response Booklets [Form B], and a Supplemental Practice Scoring Booklet
Manuals, Books, and Equipment
Item numberProduct descriptionList price
WW-6375-TMTOWL-4 Examiner's Manual$84.00
Forms and Booklets
Item numberProduct descriptionList price
WW-6376-SFTOWL-4 Record/Story Scoring Forms (pkg/50)$56.00
WW-6377-RFTOWL-4 Student Response Booklets
(Form A) (pkg/25)
WW-6378-RFTOWL-4 Student Response Booklets
(Form B) (pkg/25)
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OWLS: Written Expression Scale (WE)
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