- Testing Time: 1 hour
- Complete TOLD-P:4 kit: Examiner’s Manual, Picture Book, 25 Examiner/Record Forms, and a Critical Reviews and Research Finds monograph, all in a sturdy storage box. (2008)
- Qualification Level: B
Use the Test of Language Development-Primary: Fourth Edition to (1) identify children who are significantly below their peers in oral language proficiency, (2) determine specific strengths and weaknesses in oral language skills, (3) document progress in remedial programs, and (4) measure oral language in research studies.
Nine subtests measure various aspects of oral language. Combine the results of these subtests to form composite scores for the major dimensions of language: semantics and grammar, listening, organizing, speaking, and overall language ability.
- Picture Vocabulary – Measures a child’s understanding of spoken English.
- Relational Vocabulary – Measures a child’s understanding and ability to orally express relationships between two spoken stimulus words.
- Oral Vocabulary – Measures a child’s ability to give oral directions to common English words spoken by the examiner.
- Syntactic Understanding – Measures a child’s ability to comprehend the meaning of sentences.
- Sentence Imitation – Measures a child’s ability to imitate English sentences.
- Morphological Completion – Measures a child’s ability to recognize, understand, and use common English morphological forms.
- Word Analysis – Measures a child’s ability to segment words into smaller phonemic units.
- Word Discrimination – Measures a child’s ability to recognize the differences in significant speech sounds.
- Word Articulation – Measures a child’s ability to utter important English speech sounds.
New features of the TOLD-P:4
- Demographics represent a sample of the 2005 population
- Floor and ceiling effects eliminated
- Expanded study of item bias
- Numerous validity studies
- Streamlined Examiner’s Manual is more user-friendly
The Test of Language Development-Primary: Fourth Edition is well-constructed, reliable, practical, research-based, and theoretically sound.