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Clinical Assessment

Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test—Fourth Edition
(PPVT™–4)

2006 | DUNN, Lloyd M., DUNN, Douglas M.

Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test—Fourth Edition

A measure of receptive vocabulary for Standard American English

Ages / Grades 2:6 to 90+ years
Administration Setting 10–15 minutes
Administration Format Paper-and-pencil
Scores / Interpretation Age- and grade-based standard scores, percentiles, normal curve equivalents (NCEs), stanines, age and grade equivalents, growth scale value (GSV)
Scoring Options Q-global™ scoring and reporting, hand scoring
Qualification Level B


The release of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test—Fourth Edition (PPVT–4) continues a tradition of providing an outstanding vocabulary assessment that has been unsurpassed for nearly half a century. Quick, easy, and reliable as ever, it can assist professionals in their key role of fostering growth in language and literacy.

This versatile test is well suited for screening, diagnosis, and progress measurement.

Less Time in Assessment, More Time in Intervention

With this individually administered, normreferenced instrument, professionals can:

  • Quickly evaluate receptive vocabulary using a highly valid instrument that requires no reading or writing
  • Monitor progress using two parallel forms
  • Administer items by complete sets of 12 for ease of use
  • Meet guidelines for universal screening, identifying strengths and weaknessess and diagnostic testing within a differentiated instruction and progress monitoring environment

Key Features

The PPVT–4 test introduces significant enhancements, including:

  • Illustrations designed in full colour
  • More up-to-date, realistic art, offering a balance of gender and race/ethnicity
  • More stimulus words included (now 228 per form), with better representation of word types across all levels of difficulty
  • Growth Scale Value (GSV) added—a new metric for easily measuring progress over time
  • Larger easel format (8.5 x 11 inches)
  • Modernized core vocabulary
  • Enhanced technology options with Q-global for faster scoring and reporting
  • New very easy items to strengthen the floor of the test
  • A newly designed carrying case, making it easier to travel with all materials need

Clinical Studies

  • Test-Retest Reliability
  • Alternate Form Reliability
  • Comparison to Previous Edition
  • Criterion Validity (e.g., CASL, GRADE)
  • Clinical-Group Validity: ADHD, Emotional/Behavioural Disturbance, Giftedness, Hearing Impairment, Hearing Impairment with Cochlear Implant, Language Delay, Language Disorder, Learning Disability, Mental Retardation, and Speech Impairment

PPVT™–4 and EVT™–2

Use the PPVT–4 together with the EVT–2 for a comprehensive assessment of receptive and expressive language skills.

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TEST KITS PRICE
30700 PPVT™–4: Complete Kit (Form A and Form B)
Includes Easel, Manual, 25 Record Forms A, 25 Record Forms B, and carrying case.
$585.00
30701 PPVT™–4: Form A Complete Kit
Includes Easel, Manual, 25 Record Forms A, and carrying case.
$317.00
30702 PPVT™–4: Form B Complete Kit
Includes Easel, Manual, 25 Record Forms B, and carrying case.
$317.00
COMBINATION KITS PRICE
30790 PPVT™–4/EVT™–2: Combination Kit (Form A and Form B)
$1,079.00
30791 PPVT™–4/EVT™–2: Combination Kit Form A
$585.00
30792 PPVT™–4/EVT™–2: Combination Kit Form B
$585.00
Q-GLOBAL™ ONLINE SCORING AND REPORTING* PRICE
64017 PPVT™–4: Q-global Individual Score Summary Report
$1.20
64025 PPVT™–4: Form A Q-global Digital Stimulus Book
$120.00
64027 PPVT™–4: Form B Q-global Digital Stimulus Book
$120.00
64030 PPVT™–4: Q-global Digital Examiner’s Manual
$120.00
ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATION MATERIALS PRICE
158007522 PPVT™–4: Digital Stimulus Book (MAC®/Windows®)
Flash drive with stimulus book pictures and printable Administration Directions
$61.00
158007824 Bundle of 5 Digital Stimulus Books: Essential Tools (MAC®/Windows®)
Flash drive with CELF-4, PLS-5, PPVT-4, EVT-2, and GFTA-2 stimulus book
$265.00
30705 PPVT™–4: Manual
$113.00
30706 PPVT™–4: Record Form A
Pkg of 25
$64.00
30707 PPVT™–4: Record Form B
Pkg of 25
$64.00

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