Receptive and Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Tests, Fourth Edition
Overview: Co-normed tests help you make accurate comparisons of a child’s receptive and expressive vocabulary skills.
Age Range: 2:0 - 70+
Other Languages: Spanish
RTI Tiers: 2 and 3
Completion Time: 15-25 minutes
Norms: Percentiles based on over 2,000 individuals
Scores/Interpretation: Percentiles based on more than 2,000 individuals for the English edition
Scoring Options: Manual scoring
Publication Date: English 2010;Spanish-Bilingual 2012
The ROWPVT-4 and EOWPVT-4 are individually administered, norm-referenced assessments. The ROWPVT-4 tests an individual’s ability to match a spoken word with an image of an object, action, or concept. The EOWPVT-4 tests an individual’s ability to name, with one word, objects, actions, and concepts when presented with color illustrations. The tests target the ability to understand the meaning of words spoken and name what is depicted on a test plate without context.
Uses & Applications
- Documenting vocabulary development
- Assessing reading skill
- Screening for early language delay
- Examining word/concept retrieval in aphasia
- Obtaining an indirect indication of some
- cognitive skills
- Evaluating intervention programs
Both tests were standardized on English-speaking individuals ages 2 through 80+ years residing in the United States.
Content & Administration
The ROWPVT-4 and EOWPVT-4 each feature 190 test items with full-color illustrations.
- With the ROWPVT-4, the child identifies one of four illustrations that depict the meaning of a stimulus word that you present.
- The EOWPVT-4 requires the child to name the object, action, or concept illustrated on a test plate that you present.
Spanish (2000) versions still available
The Spanish-Bilingual editions use the same test plates as the 2000 English editions and students can respond in either Spanish or English, so you can measure total acquired vocabulary. To administer the Spanish-Bilingual edition, you must be fluent in both languages or be assisted by someone who is fluent in the language you don’t speak.
Now with expanded norms (ages 2:0 through 70+), this edition is intended for use with - and was normed on - a bilingual population of individuals who speak Spanish and English with varying levels of proficiency. Because examinees are permitted to respond in either language, the test measures total acquired vocabulary; it is not a test of language proficiency, since language includes grammar and syntax, as well as vocabulary. Norms are separaate from the English 4th editions. The Spanish-bilingual edition (SBE) tests are co-normed, allowing for a comprehensive evaluation of a person's naming abilities.