Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency - Second Edition (TOSWRF-2)
The new Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency–Second Edition (TOSWRF-2) provides a reliable and valid measure of the ability to recognise printed words accurately and efficiently. Its first edition has been popular with professionals in psychology, education and reading.
Reliable, valid tool to assess reading vocabulary and general reading ability by counting the number of printed words that participants can accurately identify within a set time. Highlights those with word level and reading difficulties and documents the degree of the problem. Rows of words are presented, ordered by reading difficulty, with no spaces (dimhowfigblue). Participants draw a line between as many words as possible (dim/how/fig/blue). For individuals or to universally screen large groups. Two forms can be used to increase reliability. Valid for a wide variety of subgroups. Enables progress monitoring (up to four times a year). Includes: manual, 100 record forms (25 each of alternate forms A,B,C & D), storage box. Normed on school and college ages 6-24. Admin time: 3 mins (each form). Useful for teachers, SEN specialists, psychologists etc.
- Ideal for universal screening and progress monitoring.
- Four equivalent forms measure reading vocabulary and general reading ability.
- Used as the outcome measure in the Reading First Impact Study.
- Normalised on school- and college-age students.
- Three minutes to administer to individuals or groups.
- Minimal false positives and false negatives.
The TOSWRF-2 has four equivalent Student Record Forms and a test manual. It can be used by classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, school psychologists, or any other education professional who has some training in standardized test administration. The norms are based on a representative sample of more than 2,429 individuals ranging in age from 6-3 to 24-11 years and residing in 35 states. Raw scores, standard scores, percentiles, and age and grade equivalents are provided.
Using a testing format originally pioneered by Guilford in his Structure of Intellect studies, the TOSWRF-2 measures a students’ current reading levels by counting the number of printed words that they can identify within 3 minutes. Students are presented with rows of words, ordered by reading difficulty; no spaces appear between the words (e.g., dimhowfigblue). Students are given 3 minutes to draw a line between the boundaries of as many words as possible (e.g., dim/how/fig/blue).
Any one of the four equivalent forms (A, B, C, and D) may be administered to a single child or an entire classroom of children, depending on the purpose of the assessment. While most uses require only a single form administration, you may administer any two forms concurrently to increase reliability. A single form can be administered in 3 minutes and two forms can be administered in 6 minutes.
New validity studies for TOSWRF-2 show that it is valid for a wide variety of subgroups, as well as for the general population. In addition, we have expanded our study of the test’s validity by investigating its diagnostic accuracy as it relates to its sensitivity, specificity, classification accuracy, and receiver operating characteristic/area under the curve (ROC/AUC). These analyses are particularly rigorous, evidence-based techniques for establishing validity.
- The TOSWRF-2 can be used to:
- Identify students with word-level and general reading difficulties and document the degree of their problems.
- Screen large numbers of students at once.
- Monitor student progress up to four times per year.
- Research the nature of reading difficulties.
- COMPLETE TOSWRF-2 KIT INCLUDES:
- Examiner's Manual
- 25 Student Record Forms A
- 25 Student Record Forms B
- 25 Student Record Forms C
- 25 Student Record Forms D
- Sturdy storage box.