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Measure receptive vocabulary. Can be used in conjunction with EVT-2.


Douglas M Dunn,

Lloyd M Dunn

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Age Range:

2 years 6 months to 90 years and older


Individual - 10 to 15 minutes

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We are pleased to bring you the fourth edition of the renowned Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT–4). Quick, easy, and reliable as ever, the PPVT–4 assists you in your key role of fostering growth in language and literacy.

Find out what's new in the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Fourth Edition

What’s New?  

Several significant enhancements have been made in this revision of the PPVT:

  • Illustrations designed in full colour
  • More up-to-date, realistic art used, offering an exceptional balance of sex and race/ethnicity
  • More stimulus words included (now 228 per form), with better representation of word types across all levels of difficulty
  • Growth Scale Values (GSVs) added—a new metric for easily measuring progress over time!
  • Larger stimulus material (8.5 x 11 inches)
  • Modernised core vocabulary
  • Enhanced technology options enhanced for faster administration, scoring and reporting


More than 5,500 individuals were tested, with data from 4,000 of them used for the normative scores. The remaining data contributed to the validation studies. The norm sample matches the current U.S. population along parameters of sex, race/ethnicity, geographic region, socioeconomic status (SES), and clinical diagnosis or special-education placement. 

Scores and Interpretation

  • Age- and grade-based standard scores
  • Growth Scale Values (GSVs)
  • Percentiles
  • Stanines
  • Normal curve equivalents (NCEs)
  • Age and grade equivalents

Additional Studies

Clinical Validity Studies: ADHD, Emotional/Behavioural Disturbance, Giftedness, Hearing Impairment, Hearing Impairment With Cochlear Implant, Language Delay, Language Disorder, Learning Disability, and Speech Impairment

Receptive and Expressive Comparison

The PPVT–4 and EVT–2 are normed on the same sample, making direct comparison of these two scales possible.

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  • Availability for Windows® and Macintosh®

NEW: PPVT-4 Digital Stimulus Book: flash drive with stimulus book pictures of Form A and printable Administration directions (Windows version).


Record forms and other components are still available. Please contact customer services on 0845 630 88 88 or for more information.



Price list

Manual Administration Kits

Form A handscoring kit:

Includes stimulus book, manual, 25 record forms in a bag
ISBN: 9780749157449
£250.92 inc VAT

Form B handscoring kit:

Includes stimulus material, manual, 25 record forms in a bag
ISBN: 9780749157456
£250.92 inc VAT

Form A and B kit

ISBN: 9780749157623
£558.60 inc VAT
Currently out of stock, available to pre-order

Digital Scoring and Reporting


ISBN: 9780749157463
£82.00 inc VAT
Currently out of stock, available to pre-order


Record forms A, pack of 100
ISBN: 9780749157487
£210.00 inc VAT
Record forms A, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749157050
£60.60 inc VAT
Record forms B, pack of 100
ISBN: 9780749157494
£210.00 inc VAT
Record forms B, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749157470
£60.60 inc VAT

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