TOSS-I: Test Of Semantic Skills Intermediate
By Rosemary Huisingh, Linda Bowers, Carolyn LoGiudice and Jane Orman
- Ages: 9-0 through 13-11
- Testing Time: 25-30 minutes
- Administration: Individual
The TOSS-I assesses key, age-progresssive semantic skills in upper elementary and junior high students. Test results help you understand why your student is struggling academically.
Use this test to diagnose deficits in receptive and expressive semantic skills in students after third grade. Students who struggle to understand classroom directions and lessons and to work independently may have a disorder in semantic skills. The TOSS-I uses curriculum vocabulary and curricular themes that appeal to nine- to thirteen-year-olds.
The Toss-I surveys ten semantic and vocabulary tasks through five receptive subtests and five expressive subtests in the skill areas of labels, categories, attributes, functions, and definitions. Nineteen realistic illustrations and test questions represent themes common to everyday life. Test items emphasize vocabulary that is meaningful to the experiences of late elementary and middle school students.
- Subtest A: Identifying Labels—point to an item named
- Subtest B: Identifying Categories—point to a member of a category that is named
- Subtest C: Identifying Attributes—given an attribute, point to the appropriate item
- Subtest D: Identifying Functions—point to an item whose functions have been described
- Subtest E: Identifying Definitions—point to an item that has been defined
- Subtest F: Stating Labels—name an item in a picture
- Subtest G: Stating Categories—given three members of a category, name the category
- Subtest H: Stating Attributes—describe an item by stating one of its attributes
- Subtest I: Stating Functions—describe what an item does or what we do with the item
- Subtest J: Stating Definitions—define an item
COMPLETE TEST INCLUDES: Examiner’s Manual, Picture Stimuli Book, and 20 Test Forms. (©2004)