Feifer Assessment of Mathematics (FAM)

Ages: 4 through 21

Testing Time: 35 minutes for PK; 50 minutes for K-Grade 2; 60 minutes for Grade 3+; 15 minutes for Screening Form

Administration: Individual

The FAM is a comprehensive assessment of mathematics designed to examine the underlying neurodevelopmental processes that support the acquisition of proficient math skills. It not only helps determine if an examinee has a math learning disability (MLD) but also identifies the specific subtype of dyscalculia, which better informs decisions about appropriate interventions.
Features and benefits include:

  • Comprises 19 individual subtests measuring various aspects of math fact retrieval, numeric and spatial memory, perceptual estimation skills, linguistic math concepts, and core number sense development
  • Assists practitioners in not only determining the presence of a general MLD but also in determining the specific subtype of discalculia
  • Can be used in conjunction with more traditional achievement tests that measure overall math performance
  • Based on a neurological paradigm, which dictates that multiple neural pathways underscore various cognitive processes used in mathematical problem solving

  • Offers grade-based normative data. Yields three index scores representing each discalculia subtype as well as a Total index score that represents total test performance. Offers age and grade equivalents and percentiles for subtest scores, and confidence intervals, percentile ranks, z scores, and normal curve equivalents (NCEs) for index scores. Subtest and index scores are scaled to the familiar IQ metric. Standardized on a sample of 1,061 examinees in prekindergarten to college drawn from more than 30 states and based on 2013 U.S. Census statistics.

    FAM Contents

    • FAM Professional Manual
    • 10 Examiner Record Forms
    • 10 Examinee Response Forms
    • Stimulus Book 1 and 2