Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test | Fourth Edition


The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Fourth Edition (PPVT™-4) is the outstanding vocabulary assessment unsurpassed for nearly a half century.
Quick, easy, and reliable as ever, the test helps foster growth in language and literacy. PPVT-4 is also a measure of receptive vocabulary for Standard American English. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice.

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PPVT-4 Q-global Scoring Subscription 1 Year (Digital)
QG1PP4 Qualification Level B

Includes unlimited scoring per user within an account




Publication date:
Age range:
2:6 - 90+Years

Age- and grade-based standard scores (M = 100, SD = 15), percentiles, normal curve equivalents (NCEs), stanines, age and grade equivalents, and Growth Scale Value (GSV)

Qualification level:
Completion time:
10-15 Minutes
Scoring options:
Q-global® Scoring & Reporting and Manual Scoring 

Guidance on using this test in your telepractice.

Q-gVP available with this assessment

Q-global Video Proctoring (Q-gVP)

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Product Details

The PPVT-4 test allows for direct comparisons between receptive and expressive vocabulary performance.


  • Quickly evaluate receptive vocabulary without requiring reading or writing.
  • Directly compare receptive and expressive vocabulary (when you also administer the EVT-2).
  • Move immediately into evidence-based interventions using those embedded directly into and linked into the scoring and reporting software.
  • Meet guidelines for universal screening, identify strengths and weaknesses, and run diagnostic testing in an RTI environment.
  • Monitor progress using two parallel forms.


The PPVT-4 supplies two equivalent forms of the test which contain different vocabulary items to ensure the individual has not “learned” the test. The test also features:


Find out how to use this test in your telepractice.

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A card split 2x2, with four color illustrations of common activities
  • New Digital Stimulus Book for administration on desktop or laptop.
  • More stimulus words with better representation of word types across all levels of difficulty.
  • All items evaluated for appropriateness with a diverse population.
  • A strengthened test floor.
  • Illustrations in full color and modernized core vocabulary.
  • New Growth Scale Value (GSV) for measuring incremental vocabulary growth over time.
  • Multiple levels of diagnostic analysis.
  • Co-normed with Expressive Vocabulary Test Second Edition (EVT™-2)
  • Extremely reliable scores, with all reliability and validity coefficients in the .90s range.

Sample Reports

The following sample reports are available for PPVT-4.



The following resources and technical reports are available for PPVT-4.



Select a question below to see the response.

What are the pricing options for each digital solution?

Please refer to the individual product page (PPVT-4 or EVT-2) on our website for detailed information on all your options. We offer a “pay as you go” model or bulk purchasing options.

Can I save my report off Q-global?

Yes, you can save your report as a pdf where you are able to cut and paste text into your own larger report.

Does Q-interactive score and report?

Q-interactive offers basic scoring results that are generated directly and immediately from the administration you just completed within the Assess application. When the assessment results are uploaded to Q-central, examiners will be able to view detailed scoring results, individual item responses and all item analyses. Q Interactive does not generate a narrative/summative report.

What if I would like to use PPVT-4 or EVT-2 via telepractice?

The best digital option for you is Q-global. However, you also need to be mindful of your ability to meet all the legal, ethical, and technical considerations that are required for use of assessments via telepractice. For additional guidance, visit Pearson's legal page, or the individual product pages for the assessments you wish to use via telepractice. Please contact us online for consultation. In addition, ASHA's Practice Portalhas more and more information on telepractice for ASHA members.

Where can I go for security and compliance information?


Can I “try before I buy?”

Yes, many of our newly-adapted assessments in digital formats have trial offers. Visit the respective product page on our website to learn about specific options for each test or Q-global for additional information.

Do I need to be online (wired or Wi-Fi) for the Q-global Resource Library tools?

Yes. Q-global is an online platform. You will need internet access to view and use the administration, scoring, or reporting options on Q-global.

Can I share manuals and stimulus books on Q-global?

Yes. The account owner on Q-global may purchase one or more copies of any digital stimulus book or digital manual and “assign” these assets to the appropriate users or sub-accounts. The assignments to different members of that account (e.g., in a district or team of professionals) can be changed at any time. So, if you buy 10 PPVT-4 digital manuals for 15 professionals on your team, you may “re-assign” any copy of any manual from one professional to another at any time.

What is the difference between the PPVT-4/EVT-2 ASSIST and scoring and reporting on Q-global?

In terms of the scoring and the types of individual report options, not much. In terms of how the technology works, the ASSIST was CD-ROM based and was tied to a single desktop computer or laptop that had a CD-ROM drive. The Q-global system is web-based and open to any login point from any location or device, any time.

Can I prepay for a quantity of Q-global reports, digital stimulus books, or digital manuals with one purchase order (PO)?

Yes. For PPVT-4, EVT-2, and CELF-5 scoring and reporting, there are volume discounts associated with score reports. You may “stock up and save” depending on the number of scoring/reporting usages that you choose. Digital stimulus books and manuals can also be paid for in bulk. Conversely, you can simply “pay as you go” for any of the digital options shown with no or very little “up front” cost.

Are progress reports or PPVT-4/EVT-2 comparison reports still available? What is the pricing?

Yes. All of these reports are available at no charge, once you purchase the individual score summary for a particular PPVT-4 or EVT-2 administration.

What do I do if someone in our district or organization leaves and they have Q-global test administration data or digital stimulus books/manuals assigned to them?

You can de-activate their Q-global account but have access to the test data they completed. For digital stimulus books and manuals, simply go into the “Inventory” tab under Account Management and “de-allocate” or re-assign the assets (i.e., digital stimulus books and/or manuals) to other account users.

Does the Q-global On-screen Administration and Score Report require me to purchase the Q-global stimulus book?

No. The On-Screen Administration (OSA) is the actual administration of the PPVT-4 on the computer, complete with stimulus art and audio prompts. The examinee sits at the computer and takes the assessment, which then automatically uses the basal and ceiling rules and feeds the examinee responses into Q-global scoring and reporting. No data entry for you!

Do you have additional questions?

Don’t hesitate to reach out to your Assessment Consultant or Representative, or email us at:

When I am using PPVT-4 on Q-interactive, I only get a Standard Score when I am finished testing (plus the chart where the score range is plotted.) Where is the Confidence Interval score range?

The screenshot included here shows that when you touch the standard score bar, the percentile, confidence intervals, and age (or grade) equivalent appear.

Screen shot of PPVT-4 on Q-interactive
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