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Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills (TILLS)

Authors: Nickola Nelson, PhD / Elena Plante, PhD / Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, ScD / Gillian Hotz, PhD

  • Written and Oral Language
  • Ages 6 through 18
  • Testing Time: 90 minutes
  • Individual Administration
  • Qualification Level B

Description
The Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills (TILLS) is a comprehensive, norm-referenced test that has been standardized for three purposes:

  • To identify language/literacy disorders
  • To document patterns of relative strengths and weaknesses
  • To track changes in language and literacy skills over time

The TILLS is composed of 15 subtests that allow examiners to assess and compare students language-literacy skills at both the sound/word level and the sentence/ discourse level across the four oral and written modalitieslistening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Vocabulary Awareness

Phonemic Awareness

Story Retelling

Nonword Repetition

Nonword Spelling

Listening Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

Following Directions

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Delayed Story Retelling

Nonword Reading

Reading Fluency

Written Expression

Social Communication

Digit Span Forward

Digit Span Backward

The TILLS can be used flexibly administer a single subtest, a combination of subtests, or the entire test. The TILLS Student Language Scale allows students, parents, and teachers to rate how well a student performs on academic tasks.

The TILLS was standardized on a representative sample of 1262 children and adolescents.

Administration and Scoring
Identification core subtests can be administered in only 25-45 minutes, and a comprehensive assessment can typically be administered in 90 minutes or less. Raw scores are converted to standard scores and Composite standard scores. Cut scores indicate whether the students score is consistent with the presence of a language/literacy disorder.

Reliability and Validity

  • McDonalds Omega values for subtests ranged from 0.95 to 0.99.
  • Test-restest correlations for subtests ranged from 0.71 to 0.99.
  • Inter-rater reliability correlations ranged from 0.84 to 0.99.
  • Validity studies demonstrated that the TILLS is able to differentiate typically developing individuals from those at risk for, or diagnosed with, a language or literacy disorder.
  • TILLS subtests scores correlate significantly with other commonly used language and literacy assessments.

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    DDD-2674

    Test Kit: Manual, Technical Manual, Stimulus Book, Quick Start Guide, Examiners Practice Workbook, 25 Examiner Forms, 25 Student Response Forms, 50 Student Language Scales


    $549.95

    Components (Sold Separately)

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    DDD-2675

    Forms Set: 25 Examiner Forms and 25 Student Response Forms

    $99.95

    DDD-2676

    50 Student Language Scales

    $34.95

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