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Expressive Vocabulary Test, Second Edition (EVT-2)

Product Description

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|.

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)
  • Percentiles
  • Stanines
  • Normal curve equivalents (NCEs)
  • Age and grade equivalents

Additional Studies

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)


Price list

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Form A Kit:

Includes Stimulus book A, manual and 25 record forms (A) in a bag.
£280.80 inc VAT

Form B Kit:

Includes Stimulus book B, manual and 25 record forms (B) in a bag.
£280.80 inc VAT
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£78.00 inc VAT
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Record forms A, pack of 25
£63.60 inc VAT

Record forms B, pack of 25
£63.60 inc VAT
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Record forms A, pack of 100
£217.20 inc VAT
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Record forms B, pack of 100

£217.20 inc VAT
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Complete Kit A and B:

Includes Form A Kit and Form B Kit 
£540.00 inc VAT
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Digital Stimulus Book - USB stick with Stimulus Book Pictures

NB Only contains Form A (there is no digital version of Form B)

£58.80 inc VAT
Currently out of stock

Key Information


Compare receptive and expressive vocabulary. Can be used in conjunction with PPVT-4.


Kathleen Williams

Publication Year


Age Range

2 years 6 months and older


Individual - 10 to 15 minutes

Qualification Code


£234.00 (Complete kit price from)

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