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General Ability Measure for Adults

(GAMA)

The General Ability Measure for Adults (GAMA®) is a self-administered, timed test that uses abstract designs, shapes, and colors to help measure general intellectual ability. 

Age range:
Individuals 18 years and older
Reading Level:
3rd Grade
Indicative qualification level:
B
Completion time:
25 minutes (timed: 66 items; 6 response options)
Administration:
Paper-and-pencil
Scoring options:

Q-global™ web-based scoring, Q™ Local Software, Mail-in Scoring Service, or Manual Scoring

Telepractice:

Tips on using this test in your telepractice

Pricing & Ordering

  • GAMA Q-global™ Profile Report

    63775

    Price per report

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $12.45

    Qualification Level B

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $12.45
    5-49 $7.70
    50-99 $7.45
    100+ $6.55

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    In stock

  • GAMA Q-global™ Starter Kit

    63715

    Includes Manual, 1 Softcover Test Booklet, 3 Answer Sheets and Q reports

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $96.75

    Qualification Level B

    Ordering

    In stock

  • Q Local/GAMA Answer Sheets

    51750

    Pkg of 25

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $27.25

    Qualification Level B

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $27.25
    5+ $26.75

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    In stock

  • GAMA Spiral Bound Test Booklets

    51752

    (sold individually)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $64.75

    Qualification Level B

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    In stock

  • GAMA Laminated Softcover Test Booklets

    51758

    Pkg of 10

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $304.25

    Qualification Level B

    Ordering

    In stock

  • GAMA Softcover Test Booklets

    51757

    Pkg of 10

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $224.75

    Qualification Level B

    Ordering

    In stock

  • GAMA Manual/User's Guide

    51751

    (required)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $84.25

    Qualification Level B

    Ordering

    In stock

  • Q Local/GAMA Profile Reports

    51510

    (price per administration)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $13.50

    Qualification Level B

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $13.50
    5-49 $8.50
    50-99 $8.00
    100-249 $7.00
    250+ $6.50

    Ordering

    Q Local software, report, administrations can only be ordered via the Q Local software or by phone at 866-627-7271. Find out more about ordering via the software by clicking here.

  • Q Local/GAMA Starter Kit with Profile Reports

    00909

    Includes 1 GAMA manual, 1 test booklet, 3 answer sheets and Q Local administrations. (Does not include Q Local software.)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $102.25

    Qualification Level B

    Ordering

    In stock

  • GAMA Manual/User's Guide

    51751

    (required)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $84.25

    Qualification Level B

    Ordering

    In stock

  • GAMA Spiral Bound Test Booklets

    51752

    (sold individually)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $64.75

    Qualification Level B

    Ordering

    In stock

  • GAMA Manual Scoring Answer Sheets

    51753

    Carbonless. Pkg of 25

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $108.75

    Qualification Level B

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $108.75
    5-99 $100.00
    100+ $96.00

    Ordering

    In stock

  • GAMA Laminated Softcover Test Booklets

    51758

    Pkg of 10

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $304.25

    Qualification Level B

    Ordering

    In stock

  • GAMA Softcover Test Booklets

    51757

    Pkg of 10

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $224.75

    Qualification Level B

    Ordering

    In stock

  • GAMA Manual Scoring Starter Kit

    00910

    Includes GAMA manual/user's guide, 1 test booklet and 3 carbonless answer sheets.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $108.25

    Qualification Level B

    Ordering

    In stock

  • GAMA Manual/User's Guide

    51751

    (required)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $84.25

    Qualification Level B

    Ordering

    In stock

  • GAMA Spiral Bound Test Booklets

    51752

    (sold individually)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $64.75

    Qualification Level B

    Ordering

    In stock

  • GAMA Mail-in Profile Reports

    51755

    Price includes answer sheets and scoring

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $17.25

    Qualification Level B

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $17.25
    5-49 $12.25
    50-99 $12.00
    100+ $11.00

    Ordering

    In stock

  • GAMA Laminated Softcover Test Booklets

    51758

    Pkg of 10

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $304.25

    Qualification Level B

    Ordering

    In stock

  • GAMA Softcover Test Booklets

    51757

    Pkg of 10

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $224.75

    Qualification Level B

    Ordering

    In stock

  • GAMA Mail-In Starter Kit with Profile Reports

    00912

    Includes 1 GAMA manual, 1 test booklet, 3 answer sheets: all the materials necessary to conduct 3 assessments using the mail-in scoring service.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $127.00

    Qualification Level B

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    In stock

Product Details

The GAMA test's nonverbal item content helps overcome language, cultural, and educational barriers. It can be used by clinical professionals and psychologists in a variety of settings.

Benefits

  • Assess general cognitive ability, using when a brief tool is needed as part of a psychological evaluation.
  • Evaluate people who speak English as a second language or who read at a low level.
  • Test special populations such as deaf adults, the elderly, and individuals with learning disabilities, mental retardation, or traumatic brain injury.
  • Use for neuropsychology and forensic evaluations.
  • Carry out large-scale assessments (e.g., with correctional or military populations).
  • Choose interventions that match a client's intellectual ability in counseling and psychotherapy settings. 
  • Normed on a census-based sample of 2,360 adults in 11 age groups.

Features

The GAMA IQ score helps estimate an individual's general intellectual ability and the 4 subtest scores provide additional information about the individual's performance.

  • Subtests include: Matching, Sequences, Analogies, and Construction.
  • Administer individually or with groups.
  • Highly correlated with other intelligence measures, providing convenience without sacrificing quality.
  • Nonverbal format helps overcome language, cultural and educational barriers, making it useful with diverse populations.
  • Requires less training for administrators than many other general abilities tests.

Sample Report

Profile reports include narrative and graphic information on the GAMA IQ score.

GAMA Matching Test Item

GAMA Sequences Test Item

GAMA Analogy Test Item

GAMA Construction Test Item

Sample Profile Report

 

Resources

FAQs

Frequently asked questions follow. Click on a question to see the response.

Test Content

How reliable and valid is the GAMA test?

The GAMA IQ score reliability ranges from 0.79 to 0.94 across normative age groups, with an average of 0.90 (reliability based on a linear composite). The test-retest reliability for the GAMA IQ score is 0.67 over a 2- to 6-week interval for a sample of 86 people. The validity coefficients between the GAMA IQ score and other intelligence tests range from .70 with the K-BIT to .75 with the WAIS-R® FSIQ. Additional reliability and validity statistics can be found in Chapter 5 of the GAMA manual.

Were the GAMA items checked for bias between different groups?

All items were examined with the Mantel-Haenzel statistical procedure for detecting differential item functioning between males and females, and whites and non-whites.

Administration

Can I use the GAMA test with a client who speaks English as a second language?

If the individual can read and understand English at least at a third-grade level, the GAMA test is appropriate to use.

Can I use the GAMA test for group administration?

Yes, there are group administration instructions in the manual.

 

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