FAM - Feifer Assessment of Mathematics

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

Purpose: Examines the underlying neurodevelopmental processes that support proficient math skills
Age: 4 to 21 years
Admin: Individual
Time: 35 minutes for 3-4yrs; 50 minutes for 5-7yrs ; 60 minutes for  8yrs+; 15 minutes for Screening Form

Qualification Level: 

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

  • Comprises 19 individual subtests measuring various aspects of maths fact retrieval, numeric and spatial memory, perceptual estimation skills, linguistic maths concepts, and core number sense development.   
  • Assists practitioners in not only determining the presence of a general maths learning disability (MLD) but also in determing 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 maths performance.
  • Based on a neuropsychological paradigm, which dictates that multiple neural pathways underscore various cognitive processes used in mathematical problem solving.
  • 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.

Test structure

  • Yields three index scores representing each dyscalculia subtype (Verbal Index, Procedural Index, and Semantic Index) as well as a Total Index score that represents total test performance.
  • The Verbal Index score is a measure of automatic fact retrieval and the linguistic components of maths.
  • The Procedural Index score is a measure of a student's ability to count, order, and sequence numbers or mathematical procedures.
  • The Semantic Index score is a measure of visual—spatial and conceptual components, including magnitude representation, patterns and relationships, higher-level mathematical problem solving, and number sense.
  • Choose to administer the full battery, only the subtests associated with an individual index, or only individual subtests.
  • Reliable change and discrepancy scores can be calculated.
  • Examinees 3 to 4yrs take nine subtests, examinees 5 to 7yrs take 14 subtests, and examinees 8yrs+ take 18 subtests.

Technical information

  • Offers grade-based normative data (with age proxies provided); 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, wherein the mean is set to 100 and the standard deviation to 15.
  • 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 Screening Form

  • Designed to identify children at risk for dyscalculia or an MLD within an RTI delivery system model.   
  • Measures the underlying cognitive and quantitative processes that underscore the development of mathematical achievement in a manner that best informs decisions about appropriate interventions.
  • Comprises three subtests—one from each index—selected as the best representation of each domain based on clinical research and statistical analysis.
  • Yields a single index score that indicates risk for dyscalculia or an MLD.
  •  Intended to assist users in deciding whether the risk of dyscalculia or an MLD is high enough to warrant further assessment.
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FAM Screening Form Number Comparison Response Sheets

FAM Screening Form Number Comparison Response Sheets (PK 25). Qualification Level:  C 
£25.00
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FAM Examinee Record Forms

FAM Examinee Record Forms (pkg/10) Qualification Level:  B 
£35.00
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FAM Examiner Record Forms

FAM Examiner Record Forms (pkg/10). Qualification Level:  B 
£75.00
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FAM Screening Form Examiner Record Forms

FAM Screening Form Examiner Record Forms (pkg/25). Qualification Level:  C 
£119.00
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FAM Professional Manual with Fast Guide

FAM Professional Manual with Fast Guide. Qualification Level:  B 
£152.00
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FAM Screening Form Stimulus Book

FAM Screening Form Stimulus Book Qualification Level:  B 
£161.00
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FAM Stimulus Book 1

FAM Stimulus Book 1 Qualification Level:  B 
£295.00
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FAM Stimulus Book 2

FAM Stimulus Book 2 Qualification Level:  B 
£295.00
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FAM Screening Form Kit

Kit includes FAM Professional Manual with Fast Guide, 25 Screening Form Examiner Record Forms, 25 Screening Form Number Comparison Response Sheets,...
£406.00
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FAM Comprehensive Kit

Kit includes FAM Professional Manual with Fast Guide, 10 Examiner Record Forms, 10 Examinee Response Forms, Stimulus Book 1, and Stimulus Book 2. ...
£782.00
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