The second edition of the Expressive Vocabulary Test (EVT–2), often used in conjunction with the PPVT–4, offers an unbeatable system for comparing receptive and expressive vocabulary.
Both instruments meet the needs of both general- and special-education professionals for vocabulary and language assessment, progress measurement, Reading First goal attainments.
Read an interview with test author Kathleen Williams at SpeechPathology.com.
Several significant enhancements have been made in this first revision of the EVT:
Two parallel forms, each with 190 items
Stimulus questions included for more precise administration
More up-to-date, realistic art used, offering an exceptional balance of sex and race/ethnicity
Growth scale values (GSVs) added, a new metric for easily measuring progress over time!
Larger stimulus material used (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 about 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. Standardization was conducted in fall 2005 and spring 2006 to obtain fall and spring grade-based norms.
Scores and Interpretation
Age- and grade-based standard scores
Growth Scale Values (GSVs)
Normal curve equivalents (NCEs)
Age and grade equivalents
Criterion Studies: CASL, GRADE and PPVT-4
Clinical Validity Studies: ADHD, Emotional/Behavioral Disturbance, Giftedness, Hearing Impairment, Hearing Impairment With Cochlear Implant, Language Delay
Language Disorder, Learning Disability, Mental Retardation, 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.
NEW: EVT-2 Digital Stimulus Book: flash drive with stimulus book pictures of Form A and printable Administration directions (Windows version)