TOWRE-2 – Subtests and Practice Questions
What Subtests are on the TOWRE-2?
The Test of Word Reading Efficiency Second Edition, commonly referred to as TOWRE-2, is widely recognized for its reliability and validity in assessing word reading efficiency.
1. Sight Word Efficiency – measures the number of printed words accurately identified in a span of 45 seconds. (104 sight words presented)
2. Phonetic Decoding Efficiency – assesses the number of pronounceable printed non words that can be accurately decoded within a 45-second timeframe. (104 pseudowords presented)
What are some Practice Questions for the TOWRE-2 Subtests?
Sight Word Efficiency Example
Parent say, “Look at the words. Please read each word across each row to me when I say go. Ready, set, go!” (Give your child 45 seconds to read as many words as possible.)
and can if my the
that on his at be
here get have saw they
four from by again stop
then even need buy read
air also spell work write
better number other much far
together never only sentence different
Phonetic Decoding Efficiency Example
Parent say, “Look at the words. They are silly (or nonsense) words without any meaning. Please read each word across each row to me when I say go. Ready, set, go!” (Give your child 45 seconds to read as many words as possible.)
plip fip zat vob yum
ref feg rab ag hud
grob wix quin jev koz
blat flub snorp drilf grelk
smudge blibber crangle frobble plinket
zogwort squizzle vlortix gwazzle frinkle
quizzle zibber drizzle plonk glipper
brumble blorp vlaxen zibblen florgle
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How is the TOWRE-2 Scored?
Here’s how each subtest is scored:
Sight Word Efficiency (SWE):
- The examiner presents a list of words to the test-taker.
- The test-taker is given 45 seconds to read aloud as many words as they can from the list.
- Each word is scored as either correct (1 point) or incorrect (0 points).
- The total score is the sum of correctly pronounced words within the 45-second time limit.
Phonemic Decoding Efficiency (PDE):
- The examiner presents a list of nonwords (nonsense words) to the test-taker.
- The test-taker is given 45 seconds to read aloud as many nonwords as they can from the list.
- Each nonword is scored as either correct (1 point) or incorrect (0 points).
- The total score is the sum of correctly pronounced nonwords within the 45-second time limit.
The TOWRE-2 is scored and then reported using various metrics:
- Age Equivalents (AE): Represents performance compared to typical age groups.
- Grade Equivalents (GE): Shows performance compared to specific grade levels.
- Percentile Ranks (PR): Indicates the percentage of individuals scored lower.
- Standard Scores (SS): Compares an individual’s word reading efficiency to the average performance of a similar population.
- Total Word Reading Score (TWRS): A total score calculated from the two subtest standard scores.
Interpretation should be done by professionals for educational and intervention planning.