Author(s) : Nickola Nelson Ph.D., Elena Plante Ph.D., Nancy Helm-Estabrooks Sc.D., Gillian Hotz Ph.D.
Publisher : Brookes Publishing
SKU : PG_TILLS
Purpose: Test oral and written language skills in students ages 6—18 years
Age: 6–18.11 years
Time: All 15 subtests in one 70- to 90-minute session or two 45-minute sessions.
The Test of Integrated Language & Literacy Skills™ (TILLS™) is a reliable, valid assessment used to test oral and written language skills in students ages 6—18 years. TILLS is a comprehensive, norm-referenced test that has been standardised for three purposes:
Through 15 subtests measuring key skills, you’ll assess and compare the full range of students’ oral and written language and literacy skills. The resulting scores and the clear, at-a-glance TILLS Profile help you identify and track a student’s strengths and weaknesses—information you’ll use as you develop custom-tailored interventions.
The TILLS will help you reach your ultimate goal: improving students’ communication skills so they can succeed in school.
First, you’ll identify at-risk students with the evidence based Student Language Scale (SLS), a quick and easy one-page, 12-question screener filled out by the teacher, parent, and student. Complete in less than five minutes, the SLS helps you:
After the SLS helps you identify children at risk for a language/literacy disorder, use the TILLS for diagnosis. Here’s how:
TILLS is ideal for evaluating students suspected of having a primary language impairment, suspected of having a learning disability, reading disability, or dyslexia, known to have an existing condition associated with difficulties in spoken and written language (such as deaf or hard of hearing, autism spectrum disorder, or intellectual disability) or struggling with language and literacy comprehension and social communication skills (such as social communication disorder).
The TILLS Easy-Score™ is a free and convenient electronic scoring solution for the TILLS™.
Easy-Score saves you time by automating steps to complete the Examiner Record Form’s Scoring Chart and Identification Chart. Easy-Score:
NB: You will need Adobe Reader, in order to access your results.
After a timely 2020 study supported the validity of administering TILLS virtually, the TILLS developers have made supplemental Tele-TILLS materials available to guide users who are supporting students in online settings. The new TILLS Examiner's Kit (inc Tele-TILLS) will include the Tele-TILLS materials.
The Tele-TILLS components are:
Please note: If you are an existing TILLS user (who own a copy of the standard TILLS Examiner’s Kit), you are eligible to purchase Tele-TILLS separately. This must be processed with the publisher directly, BROOKES Publishing.