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Children’s Auditory Verbal Learning Test--2

Jack L. Talley, PhD

Measures auditory verbal learning and memory abilities
Paper and pencil, E-Manual
Age range:
6 years, 6 months to 17 years, 11 months
25 minutes
Qualification level:
All qualifications for Level B plus an advanced professional degree that provides appropriate training in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests, or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

The CAVLT-2 is composed of two free-recall word lists and one recognition memory word list designed to measure the extent of deficits in individuals with learning disabilities and brain trauma.

Features and benefits

  • Following the presentation of two free-recall tests plus a brief delay, retention is assessed by a second recall test of the words from the first list. Then, the examinee must decide whether each word presented in a new recognition list was included in the original word list.
  • Yields measures of Immediate Memory Span, Level of Learning, Immediate Recall, Delayed Recall, Recognition Accuracy, and Total Intrusions.
  • Raw score to percentile and normalized standard score conversions are provided.
  • Normative data are provided for 12 age groups and include learning trial scores.