Test of Word Reading Efficiency | Second Edition

For teachers and specialists who need a quick and reliable way to assess the ability to pronounce printed regular words and phonemically regular nonwords for children, adolescents, and young adults, the TOWRE-2 offers four alternate forms that yield reliable sight word efficiency and phonemic decoding efficiency scores for students ages 6 through 24:11. The TOWRE-2 is the most current version of TOWRE.

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  • TOWRE-2 Complete Kit (Print)
    0158700600 Qualification Level B

    Includes Examiner's Manual (Print), 25 Form A Profile/Examiner Record Booklets (Print), 25 Form B Profile/Examiner Record Booklets (Print), Form A Word Cards, Form B Word Cards (Print), Sturdy Storage Box


  • TOWRE-2 Form A Record Booklets Qty 25 (Print)
    0158700619 Qualification Level B


  • TOWRE-2 Form B Record Booklets Qty 25 (Print)
    0158700627 Qualification Level B



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TOWRE-2 provides an efficient means of monitoring the growth of two kinds of word reading skill that are critical in the development of overall reading ability.


  • Use for early detection, diagnosis of disabilities, and research purposes.
  • Assess the number of real printed words that can be accurately identified within 45 seconds.
  • Measure the number of pronounceable printed non-words that can be accurately decoded within 45 seconds.


TOWRE-2 can be used to monitor progress in growth of word-level reading skills three or four times per year.

  • Two new subtests: Sight Word Efficiency (SWE) and Phonetic Decoding Efficiency (PDE).
  • Each of the two subtests has four alternate forms, A through D.
  • Any of the forms of each subtest may be given depending on the purposes of the assessment.
  • Uses norms from over 1,700 individuals ranging in age from 6 to 24 years and residing in 12 states and Washington, DC.