Variability in Test Scores of Forms A and B of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Derived from Sampling a First-Grade Population Previous studies have suggested that young children’s performances on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test vary considerably. These data infer similar performance variability in all populations. To determine the credibility of this semantic variance, Forms A and B of the PPVT were administered to 53 first-grade children in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1978
Variability in Test Scores of Forms A and B of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Derived from Sampling a First-Grade Population
 
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  • Marianne Bordogna, a speech-language pathologist, was with the Ohio County Schools, West Virginia, when this article was written. She is now at the Lincoln Special Schools, Wheeling, West Virginia. Richard A. Forcucci is professor and chairman of the Department of Special Education and director of the graduate speech-language pathology program at Edinboro State College, director of speech-language pathology services at Harriot Medical Center, and president of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Cleft Palate Institute, Erie, Pennsylvania. Requests for reprints may be sent to him at the Speech and Hearing Program, Leader Clinic, Edinboro State College, Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16444. Jerri Carlin is a speech-language pathologist with the Erie County Crippled Children, Inc., Erie, Pennsylvania.
    Marianne Bordogna, a speech-language pathologist, was with the Ohio County Schools, West Virginia, when this article was written. She is now at the Lincoln Special Schools, Wheeling, West Virginia. Richard A. Forcucci is professor and chairman of the Department of Special Education and director of the graduate speech-language pathology program at Edinboro State College, director of speech-language pathology services at Harriot Medical Center, and president of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Cleft Palate Institute, Erie, Pennsylvania. Requests for reprints may be sent to him at the Speech and Hearing Program, Leader Clinic, Edinboro State College, Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16444. Jerri Carlin is a speech-language pathologist with the Erie County Crippled Children, Inc., Erie, Pennsylvania.×
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1978
Variability in Test Scores of Forms A and B of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Derived from Sampling a First-Grade Population
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1978, Vol. 9, 109-117. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0902.109
History: Received July 12, 1976 , Accepted July 12, 1977
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1978, Vol. 9, 109-117. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0902.109
History: Received July 12, 1976; Accepted July 12, 1977

Previous studies have suggested that young children’s performances on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test vary considerably. These data infer similar performance variability in all populations. To determine the credibility of this semantic variance, Forms A and B of the PPVT were administered to 53 first-grade children in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. The results provided an additional demonstration of the variability between Forms A and B of the PPVT. Response data from previous studies were further analyzed revealing statistically significant differences between means of the group raw scores.

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