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Lucid 11-15 - Lucid Assessment System for School

Computerised, multifunctional assessment for pupils of ALL abilities
LASS 11-15 - Sentence Reading test LASS 11-15 is a multifunctional assessment system that students find challenging and entertaining. The program employs the unique 'adaptive algorithm' developed by Lucid that ensures assessments are as brief as practicable without losing their accuracy. The test modules have been carefully designed and scientifically validated for pupils in the age range 11 - 15 years.
LASS 11-15 assesses:
  • Visual Memory
  • Auditory-verbal memory
  • Phonic reading skills
  • Phonological processing ability
  • Single word reading
  • Sentence Reading
  • Spelling
  • Reasoning

What does LASS 11-15 enable the teacher to do?
LASS 11-15 is very easy to administer. Students require supervision while doing tests LASS enables teachers to identify students with dyslexia (specific learning difficulty) but it has many other important functions as well, including:
  • Assessing attainments in reading and spelling.
  • Measuring discrepancies between actual and expected literacy attainment.
  • Identifying underlying problems in memory or phonological skills.
  • Monitoring development in reading and spelling on a regular basis.
  • Evaluating progress in memory, phonological and phonic skills.
  • Estimating the student's non-verbal intelligence.
  • Providing support evidence when applying for special arrangements in examinations.
  • Reasoning
Using LASS results
Interpretation of LASS 11-15 results is straightforward, using the accompanying comprehensive teacher's manual. Percentiles, standard scores and age equivalents (including reading and spelling ages) are given. Results, in the form of graphical profiles and individual response records, clearly show children's strengths and weaknesses in comparison with national norms. Use of a standardised graphical profile makes it easy to spot students who are underperforming.

LASS 11-15 Standardised norms cover the full ability range from below average to above average pupils. Any difficulties of a dyslexic nature or caused by underlying cognitive problems in phonology and/or memory can swiftly be identified. Assessment can be carried out on a regular basis to monitor progress. This information can be used in formulating Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and is valuable when considering whether or not to request a formal assessment by an educational psychologist. It can also be used as supporting evidence when applying for special arrangements in examinations.

  • Adaptive assessment in about 45 minutes
  • Enjoyed by even the most reluctant students
  • Easy to interpret
  • Single word reading
  • Currently used in over 5,000 schools

LASS 11-15 system requirements:
Available as single Standalone or School Network installations
Standalone software runs on multimedia PCs running Windows® XP, Vista, 7 or 8
Network software runs on Windows® Server 2003, 2008, XP, Vista, 7 or 8

Microsoft SQL server® is required as database engine.
If you don't have a full edition of SQL Server we recommend you obtain Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 SP2 – Express Edition which is freely downloadable from Microsoft®
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