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How to take the TAW

How to take the TAW

  1. Click on TAW/Wellness at the top of the homepage
  2. Scroll down past the instructions given there to the black and white box that opens up, reading “The following surveys are available.” Click on The Traditional Assessment of Wellness
  3. Scroll down inside the box and follow instructions. You will answer the first 80 items by entering a number from your keyboard from 0 through 10, and then hitting the tab key to pull up the next item. To choose your answer, it will help to keep there Scoring Rubric in your hand.  You can  print it out if you like.  Click on”Scoring Rubric” from the drop-down menu under TAW/Wellness on the homepage to see it all on one separate page for easy printing.  Here is the Scoring Rubric:

0 = this is not at all true for me

1 = this is not very true for me

2 = this is not very true for me

3 = this is less true than false for me

4 = this is less true than false for me

5 = this is just as much true as false for me

6 = this is more true than false for me

7 = this is more true than false for me

8 = this is pretty much true for me

9 = this is pretty much true for me

10 = this is quite true for me

4.  After answering the 80 items, 12 pieces of demographic information will be asked for, such as gender, age, vocation, and marital status. This is for research. These answers will all be vague and categorical, not specific enough that you could ever be identified by them. Then the last item is called “Group Number”. It can be left blank, or you can enter a code number you have been given for your group. You can personalize that number by adding a hyphen and extra digits at the end. This allows you to retrieve your scores anytime from the site, and to compare them to the averages for your group.

5.  After the last item, click on the button Submit at the bottom right corner of the screen. This will pull up instructions for you to print out your scores immediately.  The format for conveying your scores can be seen. by clicking on”Feedback Sheet” from the drop-down menu under TAW/Wellness on the homepage to see it on one separate page.  A second page will instruct you how to learn and grow in wellness from understanding and personalizing your scores.