FAR- Product Range, Feifer Assessment of Reading

Required qualifications

Assessment Qualification at Level 7 e.g. CPT3A and Sector Specific BA (Hons) / B.Ed Hons or Bsc subject
or Professional Body Membership e.g. DA Guild MDG and Sector Specific BA (Hons) / B.Ed Hons or Bsc subject
or CCET Level 7 and Sector Specific BA (Hons) / B.Ed Hons or Bsc subject
or Psychologist, SaLT or OT
or HCPC Registered Practising, Chartered, Clinical, Forensic or Educational Psychologist
or Specialist Teacher/Tutor

Examines the underlying cognitive and linguistic processes that support proficient reading skills

Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
FAR-Full kit, Feifer Assessment of Reading™
£898.80 £749.00
FAR - Examiner Record Forms (pkg/10)
£82.80 £69.00
FAR - Examinee Response Forms (pkg/10)
£42.00 £35.00

FAR - Feifer Assessment of Reading

The Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR) is a comprehensive assessment of reading and related processes. It is unique in that it helps you determine the examinee's specific subtype of dyslexia to inform decisions about appropriate interventions.

What's New

FAR addresses four specific subtypes of dyslexia: dysphonetic dyslexia, surface dyslexia, mixed dyslexia, and reading comprehension deficits.

Key Benefits

  • 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.
  • Used for 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.
  • A separate screening form is designed to identify children at risk for developmental dyslexia and measure the underlying processes of reading. Learn more about the FAR Screening Form.

What's Included?

  • Professional Manual with Fast Guide
  • 10 Examiner Record Forms
  • 10 Examinee Response Forms
  • Stimulus Book 1, 2 and 3
  • Set of 3 Scoring Templates
  • Storybook


The Feifer Assessment of Reading ncludes 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.

Eaminees in preschool take eight subtests, examinees in preschool to Year 1 take 11 subtests, and examinees in Year 2 to college take 14 subtests.

Supplementary Products

  • Examiner Record Forms (pkg/10)
  • Examinee Response Forms (pkg/10)


Feifer Assessment of Reading can generate five index scores:

  • Phonological Index
  • Fluency Index
  • Comprehension Index
  • Mixed Index (a composite of Phonological and Fluency index scores)
  • Total Index (a composite of all subtest scores).

In addition, 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. 

Finally, the Feifer Assessment of Reading has been approved by STEC. More information can be found on the SASC website.

Age range: 5 years to 21 years

Testing Time: 35 minutes for PK; 60 minutes for K-Grade 1; 75 minutes for Grade 2+; 15-20 minutes for Screening Form

Standardisation: US - 1074 Preschool to College

Author: Steven G. Feifer, DEd; Professional Manual by Steven G. Feifer, DEd, and Rebecca Gerhardstein Nader, PhD

Published Date: 2016

Publisher: PAR Inc.

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