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Children’s Memory Scale


Assess children's memory abilities by comparing memory and learning to ability, attention, and achievement. The Children's Memory Scale™ (CMS) fills the need for a comprehensive learning and memory test for children ages five to 16.

Age range:

5 to 16 years

Publication date:


Qualification level:


Completion time:

30 minutes: 20 minutes for the six core subtests, 10 to15 minutes for the long-delayed memory test. Includes a 30-minute break during which you can administer other verbal or nonverbal measures


Two, one for ages 5-8, and one for ages 9-16


National sample of 1,000 normally functioning children. Subtest Scaled Scores and Index Scores representing critical domains of learning, attention and memory.

Pricing & Ordering

Product notice

Effective immediately, your purchase of CMS kits, manuals, forms, and any related physical materials for hand scoring this assessment will now be made available through Multi-Health Systems, Inc. (MHS).

Digital administration and scoring of CMS will remain available on Pearson's Q‑interactive® platform through the end of 2021.

For product information, immediate assistance, or to place an order please visit,or contact MHS Customer service:

Phone: 1-800-268-6011



Product Details

As a screener or diagnostic instrument, CMS measures learning in a variety of memory dimensions:

  • Attention and working memory
  • Verbal and visual memory
  • Short- and long-delay memory
  • Recall and recognition
  • Learning characteristics


  • Plays a vital role in assessing learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders
  • Helps to plan remediation and intervention strategies for school and clinical settings
  • Serves as a process skills screening instrument for children with learning disabilities, diagnosed with TBI, ADHD, epilepsy, cancer, brain tumors, or strokes


  • Eight index scores
  • Minimal item bias
  • Extensive clinical validation studies