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Assessment Tools: K-FAST : Kaufman Functional Academic Skills Test

The assessment tool collection encompasses all assessments that are used in medical rehabilitation with a primary focus on physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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K-FAST : Kaufman Functional Academic Skills Test

Author: Alan S. Kaufman

SummaryThe Kaufman Functional Academic Skills Test (K-FAST) is a short individually administered, nationally normed measure of an adolescent's or adult's ability to demonstrate competence in reading and mathematics as applied to daily life situations. The K-FAST can be given to people aged 15 to over 85 years. It takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to administer. 
Format: Manual

Library Record:  LB 3060.33 K38 K21k 1994 ATOOLS

Population: 15 to 85 years

  • Achievement tests; Ability -- Testing
  • Educational tests and measurements
  • Educational Measurement

Completion time: 15 - 25 minutes

Equipment: 1 manual (xiii, 96 p. : ill.), 1 test easel, 1 individual test record.

Determine Validity and Reliability   
To determine validity and reliability of this test copy and paste the serarch string into a PubMed (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users use this PubMed link):

(K-FAST OR Kaufman Functional Academic Skills Test) AND ((((("Reproducibility of Results"[Mesh]) OR "Sensitivity and Specificity"[Mesh])) OR (reliabl* OR valid*)) OR (sensitiv* AND specif*)) 

To search the vailidity and reliability in CINAHL copy and paste this search string into CINAHL (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users only)

((K-FAST OR Kaufman Functional Academic Skills Test)) OR (IN Kaufman Functional Academic Skills Test))) AND (( (MH "Reliability and Validity+") OR (MH "Measurement Issues and Assessments+") OR (MH "Predictive Validity") OR (MH "Sensitivity and Specificity") ) OR ( reliabil* OR valid* ) OR ( sensitivity and specificity ))

Use Policy

The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.


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