Feifer Assessment of Math (FAM)
Author: Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed.
Purpose: Examine the underlying neurodevelopmental processes that support the acquisition of math skills.
Ages: 4-21 years
Forms: Screener and full battery
Administration Time: 15 – 60 minutes
Number of Subtests: 19
Features and Benefits
- Takes a neurodevelopmental approach to mathematics assessment.
- The FAM helps determine if an examinee has a math learning disability and also identifies the specific subtype of dyscalculia, which better informs decisions about appropriate interventions.
- Comprises 19 individual subtests measuring various aspects of:
– math fact retrieval
– numeric and spatial memory
– perceptual estimation skills
– linguistic math concepts
– core number sense development.
- A separate Screening Form, ideal for progress monitoring, screens for dyscalculia and math learning disability and identifies the needs of at-risk students. The Screening Form is comprised of three subtests, one from each index.
- Standardized on a national U.S. sample of 1,061.