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New! The FAR features colorful and unique stimuli to engage young readers.

Feifer Assessment of Reading™ (FAR™)
Steven G. Feifer, DEd; Professional Manual by Steven G. Feifer, DEd, and Rebecca Gerhardstein Nader, PhD
Purpose:Examines the underlying cognitive and linguistic processes that support proficient reading skills
Age range:4 to 21 years
Admin time:35 minutes for PK; 60 minutes for K-Grade 1; 75 minutes for Grade 2+; 15-20 minutes for Screening Form
Qualification level:S or B
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Now available! The FAR is a comprehensive assessment of reading and related processes. Uniquely, it will help you determine the examinee's specific subtype of of dyslexia to inform decisions about appropriate interventions.

Features and benefits

  • Takes a neurodevelopmental approach to reading, which suggests that multiple neural pathways underscore various aspects of the reading process such as phonemic awareness, fluency, decoding, and comprehension.
  • Based on the premise that treatments for reading disorders vary by dyslexic subtype, with four specific subtypes addressed: dysphonetic dyslexia, surface dyslexia, mixed dyslexia, and reading comprehension deficits.
  • Comprises 15 individual subtests measuring various aspects of vocabulary, phonological awareness, decoding skills, rapid automatic naming, orthographical processing, morphological processing, word memory, reading fluency (word and story; silent and oral), and comprehension skills.
  • A separate Screening Form permits you to screen for dyslexia and identify the needs of at-risk readers.
  • Enables you to conduct an item-level skills and error analysis of the examinee's scores on specific subtests and to take a more in-depth look at his or her reading-related behaviors.
  • Can be used for an array of purposes, including general screening of dyslexia, progress monitoring of discrete skills for school systems operating in an RTI paradigm, diagnosis of a learning disability as part of a comprehensive psychological evaluation, and design of a deficit- or skill-specific intervention.

Test structure

  • Five index scores are generated: the Phonological Index, the Fluency Index, the Comprehension Index, the Mixed Index (a composite of Phonological and Fluency index scores), and the FAR Total Index (a composite of all subtest scores).
  • Examinees in prekindergarten take eight subtests, examinees in kindergarten to Grade 1 take 11 subtests, and examinees in Grade 2 to college take 14 subtests.
  • You can choose to administer the full battery or, for a shorter administration time, only the subtests associated with an individual reading index, or individual subtests.
  • Reliable change and discrepancy scores can be calculated.

Technical information

  • Offers grade-based norms (with age proxies provided); age and grade equivalents 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 1,074 examinees in prekindergarten to college drawn from more than 30 states using a population-proportionate, stratified random sampling plan based on 2012 U.S. Census statistics.

FAR Screening Form

Designed to identify children at risk for developmental dyslexia, the FAR Screening Form measures the underlying processes of reading.

  • Comprises three subtests: one from the Phonological Index (Phonemic Awareness), one from the Fluency Index (Rapid Automatic Naming), and one from the Comprehension Index (Semantic Concepts).
  • Yields a single composite score that indicates risk for dyslexia.
  • Allows you to decide whether the risk of dyslexia or reading disability is high enough to warrant further assessment.
  • Ideal for use within an RTI delivery system model.

In addition to an interactive course, pronunciation guides for various FAR subtests are available on the PAR Training Portal!

Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
WW-10913-KTFAR Comprehensive Kit
includes FAR Professional Manual with Fast Guide, 10 Examiner Record Forms, 10 Examinee Response Forms, Stimulus Book 1, Stimulus Book 2, Stimulus Book 3, set of 3 Scoring Templates, and Storybook

Plus, this kit includes a certificate for 5 FREE FAR Score Reports on PARiConnect!
WW-10914-KTFAR Screening Form Kit
includes FAR Professional Manual with Fast Guide, 25 Screening Form Examiner Record Forms, and Screening Form Stimulus Book

Plus, this kit includes a certificate for 5 FREE FAR Screening Form Score Reports on PARiConnect!
WW-11003-KTFAR/FAM Combination Kit
includes FAR Comprehensive Kit and FAM Comprehensive Kit
Manuals, Books, and Equipment
Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
WW-9711-EQPAR Canvas Carrying Case$25.00
WW-10915-TMFAR Professional Manual
includes Fast Guide
WW-10920-TCFAR Stimulus Book 1$118.00
WW-10921-TCFAR Stimulus Book 2$118.00
WW-10922-TCFAR Stimulus Book 3$118.00
WW-10923-SKFAR Scoring Templates (set of 3)$5.00
WW-10924-BKFAR Storybook$5.00
WW-10926-TCFAR Screening Form Stimulus Book$108.00
WW-10927-EKFAR e-Manual (includes Fast Guide e-Manual)
e-Manuals are not returnable. Please see our FAQ before ordering e-Manuals.
Forms and Booklets
Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
WW-10918-RFFAR Examiner Record Forms (pkg/10)$48.00
WW-10919-RFFAR Examinee Response Forms (pkg/10)$22.00
WW-10925-RFFAR Screening Form Examiner Record Forms (pkg/25)$81.00

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