How to Use the Asssessment
The TEWL-2 includes two forms, each with a Basic Writing and a Contextual Writing subtest. The TEWL-2 is suitable for research with children ages 3-0 to 3-11 and as an individual assessment instrument for children ages 4-0 to 10-11. It allows items to be profiled for diagnosis of strengths and weaknesses and provides direction for interpretation and instruction.
TEWL-2 Component and Scores The selection of items and the development of the subtests are grounded in the available research literature and other evidence of developing literacy ability. Item types were selected only if recognized experts in the field have related them to developing literacy abilities. Global Writing Quotient
This composite quotient is formed by combining the standard scores for the Basic Writing Quotient and the Contextual Writing Quotient. Basic Writing Quotient
Basic Writing is a subtest (i.e., component) area that results in a standard score quotient. This quotient is a measure of a child’s ability in such areas as spelling, capitalization, punctuation, sentence construction, and metacognitive knowledge. The Basic Writing Subtest may be given independent of the Contextual Writing Subtest. Contextual Writing Quotient
Contextual Writing is a subtest (i.e., component) area that results in a standard score quotient. This quotient is a measure of a child’s ability to construct a story when provided with a picture prompt. This subtest measures such areas as story format, cohesion, thematic maturity, ideation, and story structure. Both Form A and Form B consist of 14 items. A detailed, expanded scoring guide is provided to assist in scoring the Contextual Writing Subtest. The Contextual Writing subtest may be given independently of the Basic Writing subtest.
In addition to one overall score, individual subtest scores are combined to derive three cluster scores: Basic Auditory Skills (Word Discrimination, Phonological Segmentation, and Phonological Blending subtests), Auditory Memory (Number Memory Forward, Number Memory Reversed, Word Memory, and Sentence Memory), and Auditory Cohesion (Auditory Comprehension and Auditory Reasoning).
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- Global Writing
- Basic Writing
- Contextual Writing
- Basic Auditory Skills
- Auditory Memory
- Auditory Cohesion