Test identification

Name of test Test of Written Language – Fourth Edition
Version Fourth Edition
Previous version(s) TOWL-3
Subjects Literacy
Summary Assesses the conventional, linguistic, and conceptual aspects of writing. Composite scores for overall writing, contrived writing, and spontaneous writing.

Assessment screening

Subscales Vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, logical sentences, sentence combining, contextual conventions, story composition.
Authors Donald D. Hammill, Stephen C. Larsen
Publisher Pro-Ed
Test source https://www.pearsonassessments.com/store/usassessments/en/Store/Professional-Assessments/Speech-%26-Language/Test-of-Written-Language-%7C-Fourth-Edition/p/100000083.html
Guidelines available? Yes
Norm-referenced scores. Yes
Age range 9–17;11 years
Key Stage(s) applicable to KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
UK standardisation sample No
Publication date 2009
Re-norming date N/a


Note whether shortlisted, and reasons why not if relevant No UK standardisation available