Expressive Vocabulary Test | Third Edition


Expressive Vocabulary Test Third Edition (EVT-3) is a norm-referenced and individually administered test of expressive vocabulary and word retrieval based on words in Standard American English. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice.

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EVT-3 Q-global Scoring Subscription 1 Year (Digital)
QG1EVT3 Qualification Level B

Includes unlimited scoring per user within an account




Publication date:

December, 2018

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
Paper/pencil or Digital
Cite this product as: Williams, K. T. (2019). Expressive Vocabulary Test (3rd ed.) [Measurement instrument]. Bloomington, MN: NCS Pearson.

Guidance on using this test in your telepractice

Product Details

EVT-3 maintains the basic format and qualities of the EVT–2 (e.g., parallel forms, stimulus questions, easy administration and response capture, accurate scoring) with additional upgrades and digital applications.


  • Measure expressive vocabulary acquisition.
  • Contribute useful information when assessing expressive 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.
  • Move immediately into evidence-based interventions using those presented within the Q-global system.


EVT-3 can be combined with PPVT-5, 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.

NEW! 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 Reports

The following sample reports are available for EVT-3.


Find out how to use this test in your telepractice.

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EVT-3 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 EVT-3 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 EVT-3 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 EVT-3 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 EVT-3.


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