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Receptive One Word Picture Vocabulary Test - Spanish
||Receptive One Word Picture Vocabulary Test - Spanish|
||Academic Therapy Publications|
||Native Speaker of Spanish|
The Receptive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test (ROWPVT) in Spanish offers an assessment of a child's receptive single-word vocabulary, which is the child's ability to identify a picture, from among a group of pictures, that depicts the stimulus word presented orally by the examiner. When the ROWPVT is used alone, it provides an effective means for evaluating the receptive vocabulary of those with expressive difficulties, such as bilingual, speech impaired, immature and withdrawn, and emotionally and physically impaired children. However, the ROWPVT was designed as a companion to the Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test (EOWPVT) so that the examiner will be able to make accurate comparisons between the test performance of a child on both tests. The test is individually-administered and norm-referenced. It is intended for use with children ages 2 through 11 years 11 months old. The stimulus items are 100 test plates ordered in respect to difficulty. Each test plate consists of four illustrations, from which the child is asked to select the picture that matches the word presented orally by the examiner. The test can be administered in 10 to 15 minutes, and scoring can be completed in 5 minutes or less. A "Critical Range" of testing is established when basal and ceiling scores are obtained (8 consecutive correct answers and 6 consecutive incorrect answers). Establishing this range makes it unnecessary to administer the entire test. Suggestions about which level to begin with are made in the manual and are keyed to chronological age. Raw scores obtained from the ROWPVT can be converted to standard scores, stanines, language ages, and percentile ranks. Because the norms on this test are equivalent to those of the EOWPVT, the examiner can make a direct comparison of the standard scored obtained on the two tests to determine whether a performance discrepancy exists. Although this test was normed on children whose primary language is English, the test can also be administered to children who speak only Spanish by a fluent speaker of that language. Alternative stimulus words for some items are available on the Spanish form to accommodate the linguistic variations of different geographic areas. For children whose primary language is Spanish, the purpose of the Spanish version of the ROWPVT is to obtain an estimate of their Spanish vocabulary. For the English version, the median of Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficients was .90, and concurrent validity with the WISC-R ranged from .23 to .41. No technical information about the Spanish version of the test is available.