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Difference in standard scores of adults on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (Revised and Third Edition). J Speech Lang Hear Res 2004 Jun;47(3):714-8

Date

06/24/2004

Pubmed ID

15212579

DOI

10.1044/1092-4388(2004/054)

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-3142580848   14 Citations

Abstract

Differences in the standard scores for the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised (PPVT-R; L. M. Dunn and L. M. Dunn, 1981) and the PPVT-Third Edition (PPVT-III; Dunn and Dunn, 1997b) are known to exist for children, with typically higher scores occurring on the PPVT-III. However, these tests are administered into adulthood as well, and score equivalence must be evaluated for this age range. Analysis of data from the PPVT-R and PPVT-III tests from 76 adult participants revealed significant score differences. Participants with poor language skills scored significantly higher on the PPVT-III than on the PPVT-R. The control group showed no significant difference between the PPVT-R and PPVT-III scores. The results suggest that the two tests should not be considered interchangeable.

Author List

Pankratz M, Morrison A, Plante E

Author

Andrea Morrison MD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Adult
Case-Control Studies
Female
Humans
Language Tests
Male
Middle Aged
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