Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd Edition conners-cpt-3

For: A task-oriented computerised assessment of attention-related problems in individuals

Reading Level: 8+ years

Format: Individual - completed; PC based software

Length: 14 minutes

Scoring:  Computer scoring


Sample Reports

Conners CPT 3 Assessment Sample Report
Conners CPT 3 Progress Sample Report


C. Keith Conners, PhD


The Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd Edition (Conners CPT 3) is a task-oriented computerised assessment of attention-related problems in individuals aged 8 years and older. By indexing the respondent's performance in areas of inattentiveness, impulsivity, sustained attention, and vigilance, the Conners CPT 3 may be useful to the process of diagnosing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and other neurological conditions related to attention. The Conners CPT 3 provides objective information about an individual's performance in attention tasks, complementing information obtained from rating scales such as the Conners 3.

The Conners CPT 3 may be used in conjunction with the Conners Continuous Auditory Test of Attention (Conners CATA) which assesses auditory processing and attention-related problems in individuals aged 8 years and older.  The Conners CPT 3 may be purchased as an individual test or as a combo with the Conners CATA.

New to CPT 3

  • Revised paradigm: New ratio of non-targets (the letter X) to targets (all other letters) to improve the test's sensitivity to impulsivity problems.
  • New and updated normative data.
  • Consists of 1400 cases representative of the latest United States (U.S.) population census.
  • Normative samples normed on a variety of computer models and operating systems.
  • Enhanced look and feel of the program designed to reduce glare and reflection on computer or laptop monitors.

New Scores and Score Dimensions of Attention Measured:

  • Inattentiveness
  • Impulsivity
  • Sustained Attention
  • Vigilance (new)
  • New age range: Age 8+ years
  • New easy to understand clinical likelihood statements are based on T-scores and displayed as very high, high, moderate or minimal.

How to Use the Assessment

During the 14-minute, 360-trial administration, respondents are required to push the space bar when any letter, except "X" appears. The Conners CPT 3 is available as an unlimited use program. The number of computers that may use the program is limited to the number of installations purchased.


The following reports are available:

  • Conners CPT-3 Assessment Report
  • Conners CPT-3 Progress Report

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