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Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills Tills Examiner's Manual (Paperback) (Ph.D. Nickola Wolf

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Essential for effective use of the Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills™ (TILLS™), this in-depthExaminer’s Manual walks professionals through administration and scoring of the assessment. With this start-to-finish manual, TILLS examiners will:

  • review the purposes, uses, background, and components of TILLS
  • get comprehensive instructions on administering all 15 TILLS subtests
  • find answers to frequently asked questions about TILLS
  • learn specific considerations for testing students with previously identified special needs
  • get the normative data tables needed to complete TILLS scoring
  • understand how to interpret scores with the help of sample profiles for different types of students

The manual also includes the detailed instructions examiners need to complete the four charts of the Examiner Record Form:

  1. Scoring Chart. Calculate subtest scores and enter corresponding standard scores and percentile ranks, four composites based on subtest standard scores, and the student’s identification core score.
  2. Identification Chart. Identify when a student’s score is consistent with a language/literacy disorder.
  3. Profile Chart. Produce a visual display of patterns of relative strengths and weaknesses based on standard scores and graph your selected confidence interval.
  4. Tracking Chart. Document changes in language and literacy skills over time.

Clear and comprehensive, this indispensable guide helps professionals administer and score TILLS accurately and use the results to inform next steps.

For every subtest, TILLS examiners get:

  • explicit, precise instructions on how to orally administer the test
  • guidelines for following start rules, basal rules, ceiling rules, and probe rules
  • detailed directions for recording and scoring student responses
  • a tip box for helping them score the subtest and resolve challenging issues
  • helpful completed examples with explanatory narratives

About TILLSTEST OF INTEGRATED LANGUAGE AND LITERACY SKILLS (TILLS) is the reliable, valid assessment professionals need to test oral and written language skills in students ages 6—18 years. TILLS is a comprehensive, norm-referenced test that has been standardized for three purposes:

  1. To identify language and literacy disorders
  2. To document patterns of relative strengths and weaknesses
  3. To track changes in language and literacy skills over time
To achieve these purposes, TILLS is constructed to allow you to derive scores for identifying, tracking, and profiling a student’s strengths and weaknesses and interpreting the results to support decisions about what to do next.

Number of Pages: 236
Genre: Education, Language + Art + Disciplines
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Brookes Pub
Author: Ph.D. Nickola Wolf Nelson & Ph.d. Elena Plante & Nancy Helm-Estabrooks & Ph.d. Gillian Hotz
Language: English
Street Date: October 29, 2015
TCIN: 50230358
UPC: 9781598578294
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-8876
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