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Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation 3 (GFTA-3)

Measure articulation of consonant sounds

By Ronald Goldman, PhD, Macalyne Fristoe, PhD

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Age range
2 years to 21 years 11 months
Administration time
5 to 15 minutes for Sounds-in-Words Section, varied for Sounds-In-Words, Intelligibility, and Stimulability sections
Administration type
Individual; Q-interactive® administration and scoring, Q-global® scoring and reporting, or manual scoring

The third edition of the Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation offers updated norms, new digital test administration and scoring options. The new test will still be brief to administer and easy to score, while providing you with accurate scores you can count on for making diagnostic and placement decisions.

New Features

  • Digital administration and on-the-fly scoring on Q-interactive (see helloQ.com.au)
  • Digital manuals and digital stimulus book available, as well as automated scoring on Q-global (see http://www.helloq.com.au/gfta-3)
  • Assess multiple occurrences of high-frequency phonemes in the same amount of time (under 15 minutes)
  • Dialect-sensitive scoring for a wide range of American English dialects as well as English influenced by another language
  • New criterion-referenced assessment of vowels
  • Two new art sets, one appropriate for very young children and one for older students with articulation and intelligibility concerns
  • Based on over 40 years of research, with current normative data
Items & Pricing
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Q-interactive (iPad administration)

Q-interactive set up requires the following components:
1) Two (2) iPads - purchase from Apple retailer (see Technical Requirements for supported devices)
2) Annual Licence Fee
3) Starter Kit / Required Test Materials
4) Subtest Usage Fees

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Annual Licence Fee

ISBN Title User Level Price
9781488692116 Q-interactive Speech Pathology Annual Licence Fee
(per user)
Provides access to GFTA-3 as well as CELF-5 A&NZ, EVT-3, KLPA-3, KTEA-3, PPVT-5, RBANS Update, and WIAT-III A&NZ. Please see relevant product pages to purchase additional Starter Kits / Required Test Materials.
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Starter Kit / Required Test Materials

No additional test materials required for GFTA-3 administration

GFTA-3 Subtest Usage Fees

$6.60 AUD / $8 NZD per administration*

*Subtest Usage Fees are billed monthly. Please contact us if you wish to purchase subtests upfront in bulk.

Q-global Online Scoring and Reporting

Scoring Options: ME - Manual entry
The first time you purchase a Q-global report usage, subscription or digital asset a Q-global account will automatically be created for you.

Digital Manuals

ISBN Title User Level Price
9780150015260 Q-Global GFTA-3 Stimulus Book (Digital) S $415.00 Login to purchase
9780150015253 Q-global GFTA-3 Manual (Digital) S $195.00 Login to purchase

Subscriptions (for use with paper forms)

ISBN Title User Level Price
9781488692031 Q-global GFTA-3 Scoring: 1-Year Subscription S $45.00 Login to purchase
9781488692048 Q-global GFTA-3 with KLPA-3 Scoring: 1-Year Subscription S $56.00 Login to purchase


ISBN Title User Level Price
9780150015277 Q-global GFTA-3 Individual Score Report S $2.00 Login to purchase
9780150015284 Q-global GFTA-3 with KLPA-3 Score Report S $3.00 Login to purchase

Hand Scoring Materials


ISBN Title User Level Price
9780158012803 GFTA-3 Complete Kit
includes print Manual, Stimulus Book, Record Forms (Pack of 25), and softcase
S $570.00 Login to purchase
9780158012858 GFTA-3/KLPA-3 Combo Kit
includes GFTA-3 Complete Kit [GFTA-3 Manual, Stimulus Book, Record Forms (Pack of 25), and softcase] and KLPA-3 Complete Kit [Manual, Sound Change Booklet, Analysis Forms (Pack of 25)]
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Additional Materials

ISBN Title User Level Price
9780158012810 GFTA-3 Manual S $195.00 Login to purchase
9780158012827 GFTA-3 Stimulus Book S $395.00 Login to purchase
9780158012834 GFTA-3 Record Forms (Pack of 25) S $81.00 Login to purchase

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Technical Information

Technical Information

Two options for scoring and reporting the GFTA-3 are now available on Q-global.

The first option is to pay per-report. Customers who administer the GFTA-3 only a few times each year, or those who want the flexibility to pay only as the assessment is used, may prefer this option.

The second option is to select an "unlimited use" subscription, where one user of the GFTA-3 gets unlimited scoring and reporting for one, three, or five years depending on the selected term of the subscription. This may be a better option for customers who administer the GFTA-3 several times each year—and don't want to worry about keeping track of their report expenses.

In addition to manual scoring, GFTA-3 will be available on Q-global™, Pearson's web-based scoring and reporting platform.

Q-global offers:

  • 24/7 secure, web-based access
  • Portability: Q-global can be used on mobile devices such as a laptop or tablet
  • On-demand, reliable scoring and comprehensive reporting solutions
  • Pricing on a per-report basis

GFTA-3 Score Reports

  • Automatically converts total raw scores to test scaled scores, percentile ranks, age equivalents, and growth scale values
  • Automatically converts sums of scaled scores to composites scores, including the Core Language and numerous index scores
  • Provides an item analysis of performance on individual test

Product Resources

Introduction to Speech-Language Assessments on iPads
This webinar will showcase the CELF-5 A&NZ, GFTA-3 (+ KLPA-3) for Speech Pathologists on iPad. Join guest presenter, Jarett Lehner, Training and Implementation Consultant, Bloomington, MN for an overview of setting up, accessing, administering and scoring these tests. Co-hosted with Angela Kinsella, Pearson Consultant Speech Pathologist, Pearson Clinical Assessment (A&NZ).  
View the slides   FAQs    View the webinar - Part 1   View the webinar - Part 2