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California Verbal Learning Test

The California Verbal Learning Test, Second Edition (CVLT-II), published in 2000, is a test of verbal learning and memory using a multiple-trial word list and is an update of the original CVLT, published in 1987. The CVLT-II includes a larger, more representative normative sample; an improved word list with increased item salience; and several new scores allowing for a more refined analysis of the quality of performance. The CVLT-II includes additional forms to circumvent previous exposure to task stimuli during a repeat evaluation (i.e., Alternate Form) as well as two alternate short forms that are more suitable for patients who are older, more impaired, fatigued, or highly anxious. This task in all its forms allows for an assessment of several aspects of verbal episodic memory, ...

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