Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test | Fifth Edition


Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test™ Fifth Edition (PPVT™-5) is a norm-referenced and individually administered measure of receptive vocabulary based on words in Standard American English. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice.

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PPVT-5 Form A Q-global Stimulus Book (Digital)
0150022581 Qualification Level B

Once ordered, the digital asset is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.




Publication date:
Age range:
2:6 - 90+Years
Age-based standard scores (M = 100, SD = 15), percentiles, normal curve equivalents (NCEs), stanines, age equivalents and Growth Scale Values (GSVs)
Qualification level:
Completion time:
10-15 Minutes
Q-interactive, Q-global or paper-and-pencil
Cite this product as: Dunn, D. M. (2019). Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (5th ed.) [Measurement instrument]. Bloomington, MN: NCS Pearson.

Guidance on using this test in your telepractice.

Product Details

Now available! Q-global digital administration

PPVT-5 maintains the basic format and qualities of the PPVT-4 with additional upgrades and refinement of the digital applications.


  • Measure receptive vocabulary acquisition.
  • Contribute useful information when assessing receptive vocabulary, as part of a language evaluation, across the lifespan.
  • Contribute useful information when screening or assessing strengths and weaknesses in the specific domain of semantics (i.e., word knowledge) and general area of language development.
  • Directly compare receptive and expressive vocabulary when you also administer the EVT-3.
  • Move immediately into evidence-based interventions using those presented within the Q-global system.


PPVT-5 can be combined with EVT-3, its co-normed companion test for receptive vocabulary, and The Bridge of Vocabulary 2.

  • Available in paper/pencil and digital formats.
  • Qualitative Analyses: five ways to help you make hypotheses about vocabulary performance.
  • Growth Scale Values (GSVs): an objective score for measuring changes in performance over time.
  • Updated normative data.

PPVT-5/EVT-3 Progress Monitoring Assistant (PMA) 

We released a tool to help you track longer-term changes in overall vocabulary performance—the Progress Monitoring Assistant (PMA). Simply input the Standard Score and Growth Scale Value for each administration and get an instant analysis of change, statistical significance, and an interpretive statement. It’s free for qualified users on Pearson’s Q-global system. 

GSV Conversion tables between versions (e.g., PPVT-4 to -5; EVT-2 to -3) 

Want to convert your GSV for PPVT-4 or EVT-2 into current version equivalents? You can! We have added an Appendix to the manual so you can do any easy look-up. Or use the new Progress Monitoring Assistant (PMA) we’ll do it for you (see above). 

Sample Report

The following sample reports are available for PPVT-5.


Find out how to use this test in your telepractice.

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PPVT-5 on Q-interactive at a Glance:

Available With

  • Standard, Speech, Classroom, & Experiential Licenses

Subtest Pricing

Scoring and Reporting

  • Score Report
  • Excel Report

Materials Needed

Benefits of PPVT-5 on Q-interactive

  • Better engage your clients with colorful on-screen administration
  • Ensure accurate administration with automated start points, discontinue rules, and scoring
  • Automatically generate score reports, including a receptive/expressive comparison report between the PPVT-5 and EVT-3.

How Can I Buy PPVT-5 on Q-interactive?

New customers:

Annual Q-interactive licenses can be purchased using our online order form or by calling Customer Support at 1-800-627-7271. See the Q-interactive pricing tab for more information on license options.

Current Q-interactive customers:

If you want to add the PPVT-5 to your account, visit our online order form and select the "Add test(s) to existing account" option. You may also call Customer Support at 1-800-627-7271.



The following training events are available for PPVT-5.


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