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Feifer Assessment of Mathematics

Steven G. Feifer, DEd; Professional Manual by Steven G. Feifer, DEd, and Heddy Kovach Clark, PhD

Examines the underlying neurodevelopmental processes that support proficient math skills
Paper and pencil, Online scoring via PARiConnect, Download, E-Manual
Grade range:
Pre-K to College
35 minutes for PK; 50 minutes for K–Grade 2; 60 minutes for Grade 3+; 15 minutes for Screening Form
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

The FAM Helps You Identify the Specific Subtype of Dyscalculia and Recommends Math Interventions


The FAM is a comprehensive assessment of mathematics designed to examine the underlying neurodevelopmental processes that support the acquisition of proficient math skills. It is unique in that it helps you identify specific subtypes of dyscalculia to help inform intervention decision making.

Features and benefits

  • 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 math learning disability (MLD) but also in determining the specific subtype of dyscalculia in order to better inform intervention decision making.
  • Can be used in conjunction with more traditional achievement tests (e.g., the AAB) that measure overall math performance.
  • Based on a neuropsychological paradigm, which dictates that multiple neural pathways underscore various cognitive processes used in mathematical problem solving.
  • Examinees in prekindergarten take nine subtests, examinees in kindergarten to Grade 2 take 14 subtests, and examinees in Grade 3 to college take 18 subtests.
  • The FAM Interpretive Report on PARiConnect provides scores for all 19 subtests and includes detailed interpretations of index, index discrepancy, and subtest scores along with targeted math interventions based on current research tailored to the student's age and FAM scores. View the FAM sample report.  
  • In-Person e-Stimulus Books and Kits are convenient, more hygienic alternatives to paper administration that allow you to administer the FAM face-to-face via tablet. Please download PAR's white paper prior to administering.
  • Read our whitepaper to learn more about using built-in skills, error, and behavior analyses with the FAR and the FAM to help you develop even more effective reading and math interventions.
  • A separate Screening Form, ideal for progress monitoring, permits you to screen for dyscalculia and MLD and to identify the needs of at-risk students.