evaluation focusExpressive Vocabulary and Word Retrieval
applicable agesGrade: K-12; 30+ months; 2.5+ years
availabilityMust be purchased
additional materialsEVT – Summary
EVT – Brochure
EVT – Brochure 2
EVT – Infographic
EVT – Infographic 2
EVT – Version Comparison
The Expressive Vocabulary Test, Third Edition (EVT-3) is an instrument that can be used to assess English-speaking expressive vocabulary and word retrieval. For a comprehensive assessment of English-speaking vocabulary, this tool can be used in conjunction with the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT), a measure of receptive vocabulary.
- Vocabulary by part of speech
- Home versus school vocabulary
- Three-tier model of vocabulary
- STEM vocabulary
- Crossover vocabulary sampling with the PPVT
- Standard scores (age and grade based)
- Normal curve equivalents (NCEs)
- Age and grade equivalents
- Growth Scale Value (GSV)
Administration Format: paper/pencil
Total Time: 10-20 minutes
Reliability (Infographic, Pearson Assessments: Resources):
- Internal Consistency:
- Age – Form A: 0.88 – 0.98
- Age – Form B: 0.89 – 0.97
- Grade – Form A: 0.86 – 0.96
- Grade – Form B: 0.89 – 0.97
- Alternate Form: 0.83 – 0.91
- Test-Retest: 0.94 – 0.97
- Internal Consistency:
Validity (Infographic, Pearson Assessments: Resources): differences nonclinical reference group less than 0.001 differences for language delay, language disorder, hearing impairment, or specific learning disability.
supporting literatureThomas-Tate, S., Washington, J., Craig, H., Packard, M. (2006) Performance of African American Preschool and Kindergarten Students on the Expressive Vocabulary Test. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 37, 143-149.
PDF: EVT – 1 – Thomas-Tate 2006
Restrepo, M.A., Schwanenflugel, P. J., Blake, J., Neuharth-Pritchett, S., Cramer, S.E., Ruston, H. P. (2006) Performance on the PPVT-III and the EVT: Applicability of the Measures with African American and European American Preschool Children. Language, Speech, & Hearing Services in Schools, 37, 17-27.
PDF: EVT – 2 – Restrepo 2006
Ukrainetz, T.A., Blomquist, C. (2002) The Criterion Validity of Four Vocabulary Tests Compared to a Language Sample. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 18(1), 59-78.
PDF: EVT – 3 – Ukrainetz 2002
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