About This Product
BY NANCY A. MARTIN, PHD, AND RICK BROWNELL, MS
The new fourth Edition of this popular test of English speaking vocabulary now spans ages 2-0 through 95 years. Restandardized on a large, nationally representative sample, the fourth Edition adds new items for both younger and older examinees, thereby increasing the test’s usefulness.
To administer the test, the examiner presents a series of full-color illustrations depicting objects, actions, or concepts. The examinee is asked to name each illustration, usually with one word. The examiner may prompt the respondent, calling his or her attention to pertinent aspects of the pictures. Because basals and ceilings are used, administration time is typically just 15 to 20 minutes. Raw scores can be converted to age equivalents, standard scores, and percentile ranks.
Norms are based on a large, nationally representative sample. Because the test was conormed with the Receptive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test, Fourth Edition, you can make meaningful comparisons between expressive and receptive language when you administer both tests. The Record Form provides a convenient score summary/graph that simplifies score comparison.
In addition to assessing verbal intelligence, this instrument is useful in screening for preschool and kindergarten readiness and in estimating the English fluency of bilingual individuals.