Test of Written Spelling - Fifth Edition (TWS-5)

SKU: 3547855
  • Grades: 5 through 18
  • Testing Time: about 20 minutes
  • Administration: Individual or Group
  • Normed

The revised TWS-5 is an accurate and efficient test that uses a dictated-word format to assess spelling skills in school-age children and adolescents. It has two forms that can be administered in 20 minutes, and each form contains fifty spelling words drawn from eight basal spelling series and graded word lists. The test was normed on a representative sample of 1,634 students from 23 US states.

Uses of the TWS-5:

  • Identifying students whose scores are significantly below those of their peers and who might need interventions designed to improve spelling proficiency
  • Documenting overall progress in spelling as a result of intervention programs
  • Measuring research efforts designed to investigate spelling

Provides percentiles, standard scores, age and grade equivalents.

Kit includes Examiner's Manual, one laminated double-sided card with Stimulus Words, and 50 Answer and Record Forms, in a sturdy storage box.

A User qualification code classifies all tests. This test requires QUALIFICATION LEVEL B.

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A pack of 50 Answer and Record Forms for the Test of Written Spelling (TWS-5).