Volume 12, Issue 1 (1983)
A Discussion of the Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test
The Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test (EOWPVT; Gardner, 1979) was developed to “assist professionals in obtaining a quick and valid estimate of a child’s verbal intelligence”(Gardner, 1979, pp. 3-4). It consists of 110 pictures which are presented individually to the child. Each item requires the child to recognize and verbally label the figure(s) contained in the picture. Administration and scoring is reported to take approximately 20 minutes. The raw scores obtained on the EOWPVT may be converted into mental ages, deviation IQ’s,stanines, and percentile ranks. The individual items are intended to tap “the quantity and quality of a child’s vocabulary based on what he has acquired from home and from formal education”(Gardner, 1979, p. 4). The test is designed for use with children aged 2 to 11 years.
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