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Writing assessments

The written skills of deaf children may be compromised by delays or difficulties in language development. Assessing their written skills can inform us about their language and where their difficulties may lie. However, there are relatively few assessments available.

Use the links below to find out about each assessment:

Oxford Analytic Assessment of Deaf Children’s Writing

Age range? 7-11 years
Who can use it? Teachers of the Deaf, teachers

Test of Written Language (TOWL-4)

Age range? 9-17 years, 11 months
Who can use it? MA degree required for relevant professional

Test of Early Written Language (TEWL-3)

Age range? 4-11 years, 11 months
Who can use it? MA degree required for relevant professional

Single Word Spelling Test (SWST)

Age range? 6-14 years
Who can use it? Teachers