Children's Memory Scale™ (CMS)

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Key information

Comprehensively assesses the integrity of memory functions in children and enables comparison with measures of both ability and achievement.


Morris Cohen

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Age Range:

5 to 16 years


Individual - 30 minutes

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Brief Summary

The Children's Memory Scale (CMS) battery comprehensively assesses the integrity of memory functions in children and enables comparison with measures of both ability and achievement. It's now available in paper-and-pencil format or digitally via Q-interactive

In keeping with the high standards of technical quality, reliability, and validity established by the Wechsler series, the CMS links learning and memory directly to ability and achievement, as measured by the WISC-IV, WISC-III and WPPSI-R. The CMS parallels the structure of the adult Wechsler Memory Scales. CMS has 6 core subtests to measure learning in a variety of memory dimensions:

  • Immediate Verbal Memory
  • Delayed Verbal Memory
  • General Memory
  • Immediate Visual Memory
  • Delayed Visual Memory

It features minimal item bias and extensive clinical validation studies, making it appropriate as a process skills screening instrument for children with learning difficulties or memory/attentional deficits resulting from TBI, epilepsy, cancer, etc.

Reliability Information

Average reliability coefficient: E.G. .91 (general memory)
Test-retest reliability: E.G. .89 (attention/concentration ages 9-12)
Inter-rater reliability: E.G. .94 (delayed word lists ages 5-8)

For scoring options, please see Scoring Assistant for the Children's Memory Scale.

New Digital Option for CMS

The CMS now offers an efficient and easy-to-use, digital option for test administration, scoring and reporting.

Q-interactive – Our iPad device-based system for administration, scoring and reporting

qinteractive-logoQ-interactive delivers the world’s most advanced assessment tools you can take with you anywhere. It enables you to administer interactive assessments with an intuitive, portable system that uses two iPads connected to each other via Bluetooth. 

Selected subtests from CMS are now available in the Q-interactive Assessment library. 

To use CMS on Q-interactive you will also need to order these additional items - these will need to be purchased directly from Pearson Clinical Customer Service or Tel: 0845 630 8888.

Response Chip Set
ISBN: 9780158038070
£62.50 (£75.00 inc VAT)

Grid and Picture Set
ISBN: 9780158038063
£53.50 (64.20 inc VAT)

The CMS on Q-interactive is available when you purchase a Standard Q-interance licence*.

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*Please note: Registered users with a qualification code of CL1 are eligible to purchase assessments from the Standard Q-interactive licence. To view the list of available assessments and to place your order please click here.


Price list

Complete kit:

Includes manual, 2 stimulus booklets, 25 record forms for both ages, response grids, chips and 5 family picture cards, in bag
ISBN: 9780158038087
£832.20 inc VAT

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