VAS - Vocabulary Assessment Scales, Expressive & Receptive

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by Rebecca Gerhardstein Nader, PhD

Purpose: Measures vocabulary and oral language development and provides an alternative way to assess overall intellectual ability
Age: 2 years, 6 months to 95 years
Admin: Paper and pencil, Online scoring via PARiConnect
Time: 5-20 minutes each

Qualification Level: 

Vocabulary Assessment Scales–Expressive® and Vocabulary Assessment Scales–Receptive
The VAS offers an alternative measure of overall intellectual ability for students who may have difficulty with traditional IQ tests. It is a picture vocabulary test that uses modern, engaging stimuli to measure expressive and receptive language throughout the age range.

Features and benefits

  • The only picture vocabulary test that provides both an expressive/receptive score and a composite score.
  • The only picture vocabulary test that provides reliable change scores.
  • Requires no reading or writing and minimal motor skills.
  • Features less complicated basal and ceiling rules than similar measures, so it's easier to administer and score.
  • The only picture vocabulary test that uses full-color digital photographs instead of outdated line drawings.

Test structure

  • The VAS-E presents a single picture along with a verbal prompt (e.g., “What is this?”). Examinees are required to verbally provide a single-word response.
  • The VAS-R presents a set of four picture stimuli and asks examinees to select the picture that best corresponds to the word spoken by the examiner.
  • Scoring is available 24/7 on PARiConnect, our online assessment platform.

Technical information

  • Large normative sample (N = 2,678) from 30 states is based on 2009 U.S. Census statistics.
  • Normative data is provided for 28 different age groups and for Grades K-12 (spring and fall).
  • Validity was measured in 13 groups (N = 544).

 

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VAS Form A Combo Print Kit

VAS Form A Combo Print Kit includes VAS Professional Manual with Fast Guide, 25 VAS-E Form A Record Forms, 25 VAS-R Form A Record Forms, VAS-E Form A...
£470.00
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VAS-E Form A Print Kit

VAS-E Form A Print Kit includes VAS Professional Manual with Fast Guide, 25 VAS-E Form A Record Forms, and VAS-E Form A Stimulus Book. Qualification...
£300.00
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VAS-R Form A Print Kit

VAS-R Form A Print Kit includes VAS Professional Manual with Fast Guide, 25 VAS-R Form A Record Forms, and VAS-R Form A Stimulus Book. Qualification...
£300.00
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VAS Professional Manual includes Fast Guide

VAS Professional Manual includes Fast Guide. Qualification Level:  B 
£120.00
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VAS-E Form A Record Forms (pkg/25)

VAS-E Form A Record Forms (pkg/25) Qualification Level:  B 
£69.00
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(image for) VAS-E Form A Stimulus Book

VAS-E Form A Stimulus Book

VAS-E Form A Stimulus Book Qualification Level:  B 
£195.00
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VAS-E Form B Record Forms (pkg/25)

VAS-E Form B Record Forms (pkg/25) Qualification Level:  B 
£69.00
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(image for) VAS-E Form B Stimulus Book

VAS-E Form B Stimulus Book

VAS-E Form B Stimulus Book Qualification Level:  B 
£195.00
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(image for) VAS-R Form A Record Forms (pkg/25)

VAS-R Form A Record Forms (pkg/25)

VAS-R Form A Record Forms (pkg/25) Qualification Level:  B 
£69.00
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(image for) VAS-R Form A Stimulus Book

VAS-R Form A Stimulus Book

VAS-R Form A Stimulus Book Qualification Level:  B 
£195.00
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