Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR)

The Feifer Assessment of Reading is designed to assess the underlying cognitive and linguistic processes that support proficient reading skills. The FAR offers a comprehensive testing of reading and related processes. It is unique in that it helps you determine the examinee’s specific sub-type of dyslexia which once identified, assist in creating an intervention treatment to improve the examinee’s reading skills.

Author: Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed.
Purpose: Examine the underlying cognitive and linguistic processes that support proficient reading skills
Ages: 4-21 years
Administration: Individual
Published: 2015
Forms: Screener and full battery
Administration Time: 15 – 75 minutes
Number of Subtests: 15
Qualification Level B

Qualification Level: B Click For More Qualification Level Information



  • Phonological
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Mixed
  • Total

Features and Benefits

  • The FAR tells you WHY a student struggles to read so you can determine HOW to intervene.
  • Comprises 15 individual subtests measuring:
    – vocabulary
    – phonological awareness
    – decoding skills
    – rapid automatic naming
    – comprehension skills
    – orthographical processing
    – morphological processing
    – word memory
    – reading fluency
  • An optional Screening Form Kit contains three subtests.
  • Takes a neurodevelopmental approach to reading assessment.
  • Addresses four subtypes of dyslexia.
  • Can be used for general screening of dyslexia, progress monitoring, diagnosis of a reading disability, and design of a specific intervention.
  • Includes an item-level skills and error analysis.
  • Standardized on a national U.S. sample of 1,074.
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