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Ortiz PVAT™

Ortiz Picture Vocabulary Acquisition Test

Samuel O. Ortiz, Ph.D.

Assess receptive vocabulary acquisition with the only dual normed test for both English Speakers and English Learners


Ortiz PVAT™

Overview

Overview

Now Available!

The Ortiz PVAT is the first receptive vocabulary assessment that can be used to fairly and accurately assess both English speakers and English learners. With unique dual norms (English Speaker norms as well as English Learner norms that control for exposure to English), the Ortiz PVAT makes it possible to evaluate an individual from any language background, determine whether an individual’s English vocabulary performance follows expected patterns (as either a native English speaker or an English learner), or rather, is suggestive of a language problem or disorder.

Delivered in a fully digital format, the Ortiz PVAT represents a new direction in fair and standardized receptive vocabulary assessment that allows any practitioner to make valid diagnostic and intervention decisions.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Assess both English Speakers and English Learners (irrespective of their primary language) accurately with one, user-friendly test
  • Easy administration in English to allow for use by any English-speaking practitioner
  • Exposure to English controlled for in the creation of the assessment’s English Learner norms
  • Experience this revolutionary test in two convenient ways, either on your iPad or on your Windows computer
  • Digital format with fully computerized administration and scoring, with built in basal and ceiling
  • Ecologically valid visual stimuli using photographs of real objects/actions and pre-recorded audio for target word presentation with neutral pronunciation and voicing
  • Psychometrically equivalent parallel forms (Form A and Form B) for progress monitoring (included in software; no separate purchase necessary)

Key Areas Measured


Key Areas Measured

Key areas measured diagram

Quick Reference

Age

Age

2 years 6 months to 22 years 11 months

Administration Time

Administration Time

15 to 30 minutes

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Software Administration with Online Scoring

System Requirements

System Requirements

  • iPad, Windows 8.1® or Windows®10
  • Dual-Core 2.4 GHz Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1.1 GB of hard drive disk space
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Mouse, pointing device, or touchscreen
  • Internet access (at minimum initiate the assessment and to send the result to Portal for scoring and reporting)

Quick Reference

Age

Age

2 years 6 months to 22 years 11 months

Administration Time

Administration Time

15 to 30 minutes

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Software Administration with Online Scoring

System Requirements

System Requirements

  • iPad, Windows 8.1® or Windows®10
  • Dual-Core 2.4 GHz Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1.1 GB of hard drive disk space
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Mouse, pointing device, or touchscreen
  • Internet access (at minimum initiate the assessment and to send the result to Portal for scoring and reporting)
Reports

Reports

How To Use

How To Use

Normative Data

Normative Data

Assessment Reports include scores (raw scores, standard scores, confidence intervals, percentiles, age equivalents, and stanines) and interpretive information, as well as instructional level and intervention recommendations.


Progress Reports include a Growth Index for evaluating growth in vocabulary over time along with the various types of test scores available in Assessment Reports.

The Ortiz PVAT is individually administered. Four photographs depicting real world objects or scenes are presented on a computer screen: one image illustrates the target word and the other three serve as distractors. The target word is presented in a pre-recorded audio format and the examinee indicates the meaning of the presented word by selecting the picture that best illustrates the object, action, or concept of the target word.

The Ortiz PVAT includes both English Speaker and English Learner normative samples that are representative of the U.S. population.

English Speaker Normative Sample
The Ortiz PVAT English Speaker normative sample (N = 1,530) was collected using a stratified sampling plan based on age, gender, race/ethnicity, parental education level, and geographic region. English Speakers, based on the 2014 American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau, were defined as those who indicated “Speak only English” for their language spoken at home. The sample was balanced across 17 age bands (N = 90/age band), and gender was balanced (50% male; 50% female) within each age group. Representation by race/ethnicity, parental education level, and geographic region all fell within 2% of the U.S. population targets.

English Learner Normative Sample
The Ortiz PVAT English Learner normative sample (N = 1,190) was collected using a stratified sampling plan based on age, gender, language spoken at home, parental education level, and geographic region. This stratification plan was based on characteristics of individuals in the U.S. population with exposure to a language other than English as reported in the 2014 American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau. The sample was balanced across 17 age bands (N = 70/age band), with a balanced gender split (49.2% male; 50.8% female). Representation by language spoken fell within 2% of the U.S. population targets. In addition, efforts were taken to ensure a wide range of exposure to English.

Pricing

Please note the Ortiz PVAT is currently available for the iPad, Windows 8 and Windows 10 devices. View complete system requirements for the Ortiz PVAT in the Quick Reference section above.

Online

Online

Assess easily online from anywhere. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Software

Software

Requires software. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Handscored

Handscored

QuikScore forms are scored by hand without reports.

Starter Kits
Certification

Starter Kits

Simulations
Certification

Simulations

Kits

Forms

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Ortiz PVAT License

Ortiz PVAT License

Online
CA:
$275.00

Ortiz PVAT Enterprise Unlimited User Licenses with Uses

Ortiz PVAT Enterprise Unlimited User Licenses with Uses

Online
CA:
$6,050.00

Ortiz PVAT Complete Kit

Ortiz PVAT Complete Kit

Online
CA:
$495.00

Online Scoring

Online Scoring

Ortiz PVAT Uses

Ortiz PVAT Uses

Online
CA:
$5.50

Supplementary Materials

Supplementary Materials

Other Materials

Other Materials

Ortiz PVAT - CE Online Workshop (15 CE Credits)

Ortiz PVAT - CE Online Workshop (15 CE Credits)

Default Title
CA:
$25.00

Ortiz PVAT - CE Online Manual Quiz (4 CE Credits)

Ortiz PVAT - CE Online Manual Quiz (4 CE Credits)

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CA:
$60.00