Test of Language Development–Primary: Fifth Edition


TOLD-P:5 can be used to assess a child’s spoken language skills. Use TOLD-P:5 to identify children with limitations in language skills, identify language strengths and weaknesses, and document progress.

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  • TOLD-P:5 Complete Kit (Print)
    A102001600108 Qualification Level B

    Includes Manual (Print), Picture Book (Print), 25 Examiner Record Booklets (Print), free access to the TOLD-P:5 Online Scoring and Report System (Digital - online scoring at proedinc.com), storage box


  • TOLD-P:5 Examiner Record Booklets Qty 25 (Print)
    A102001600109 Qualification Level B



Age range:

4-0 to 8-11

Qualification level:



30 to 60 minutes

Product Details

Features and Benefits

  • All new normative data (N = 1,007) stratified by age to conform to those of the projected U.S. school-age population for the year 2015 reported in ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2017, and are thereby representative of the U.S. population.
  • New studies of the floors, ceilings, and item gradients for the TOLD-P:5's subtests and composites were conducted.  The results indicated that the test has consistently excellent ability across all ages and ability levels to not only measure students' spoken language ability but also detect minor fluctuations in those abilities.
  • New studies of test bias (both differential item functioning and subgroup comparison studies) were conducted that indicated that the test possesses little bias in regard to gender, race, or ethnicity.
  • New extensive criterion-prediction validity studies were conducted to demonstrate the validity of the TOLD-P:5's subtests and composites, including diagnostic accuracy analyses.  Diagnostic accuracy analyses are particularly rigorous techniques for establishing validity, involving the computation of a test's sensitivity index, specificity index, and ROC/AUC.  These studies indicated that the test is a highly valid measure of spoken language ability.
  • New extensive studies of construct-identification validity, including studies of age differences, subgroup performance, relationship to achievement, and confirmatory factor analysis of the text's structure, were conducted.  These studies indicated that the test's internal structure is sound and its results are valid for a wide variety of subgroups, as well as for a general population.

Users & Applications

Professionals can use the TOLD-P:5 to

  • identify children who are significantly below their peers in oral language proficiency,
  • determine their specific strengths and weaknesses in oral language skills,
  • document their progress in remedial programs, and
  • measure oral language in research studies.

Scoring & Reporting

The TOLD-P:5 Online Scoring and Report System (provided as part of the TOLD-P:5 Complete Kit) was designed as a quick, efficient tool for (a) entering test session data; (b) converting subtest item scores or subtest total raw scores into scaled scores; (c) converting sums of scaled scores into composite index scores, percentile ranks, and upper and lower confidence intervals; (d) comparing TOLD-P:5 scores to identify significant intraindividual differences; and (e) obtaining a score summary and narrative report.