Report  |   October 1992
Performances of Low-Income, African American Preschool and Kindergarten Children on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised
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Development / Special Populations / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / School-Based Settings
Report   |   October 1992
Performances of Low-Income, African American Preschool and Kindergarten Children on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1992, Vol. 23, 329-333. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2304.329
History: Received May 30, 1991 , Accepted October 17, 1991
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1992, Vol. 23, 329-333. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2304.329
History: Received May 30, 1991; Accepted October 17, 1991

This study examined test performances of 105 low-income, urban, African American preschool and kindergarten boys and girls on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised (PPVT-R). Most children performed more than one standard deviation below the mean, and a scoring adjustment to the test failed to change this distribution substantially. The findings indicate that the PPVT-R is not appropriate for use with this population.

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