Online Ordering is available again. However, there will be a short fulfilment delay for products from now through to mid-October. We apologise for the inconvenience. Learn more

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

Ronald Goldman, PhD, Macalyne Fristoe, PhD

Measure articulation of consonant sounds

Choose from our products


Starter & complete kits, print & digital
0 options
View products

Test Forms & Reports

Booklets, record forms, answer sheets, report usages & subscriptions
0 options
View products

Support Materials

Manuals, stimulus books, replacement items & other materials
0 options
View products


0 options
View products

All Products

View all tests & materials
0 options
View products
Swipe for more
Technical Information
Product Resources

Age range: 2 years to 21 years 11 months

Qualification level: B

Year: 2015

Administration time: 5 to 15 minutes for Sounds-in-Words Section, varied for Sounds-In-Words, Intelligibility, and Stimulability sections

Administration type:

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
  • Digital manuals and digital stimulus book available, as well as automated scoring on Q-global (see
  • 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

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

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