assessment of special needs in literacy for KS3 & KS4 students.
One Year Licence £130.00 (£149.50
DWQ004h Three year licence £293.00 (£336.95
DWQ004f Five year licence £436.00 (£501.40
unique computerised, multifunctional assessment system designed
for pupils aged 11 to 15 years. It can be used for on-entry screening
and the assessment of special needs in literacy. It can also be
used to monitor progress.
LASS Secondary is self-administered by students in the form of
challenging and entertaining games, which assess both cognitive
skills and attainment in literacy. Interpretation of LASS Secondary
is relatively simple; use of a standardised graphical profile
makes it easy to spot students who are underperforming generally
or in relation to their intellectual potential.
Any difficulties of a dyslexic nature - i.e. caused by underlying
cognitive problems in phonology and/or memory - can swiftly be
detected. Detailed results can be easily accessed for analysis.
LASS Secondary can also be used on a regular basis (e.g. every
term) to monitor progress in reading and spelling, or to check
development in phonic skills. All this information can be used
in formulating Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and is valuable
when deliberating whether or not to request a formal assessment
by an educational psychologist.
Screens shown are from the non-word module and the Reasoning module.
All assessments are adaptive, whereby easier items are administered
if the student is struggling and harder if he/she is finding them
Results are provided in standard score form, centiles, standard
deviation units and age-equivalents, calibrated against standardised
norms in 1 year age bands.
Detailed printouts including Lucid's unique Graphical Profile
can be displayed and printed at the click of the mouse. Teachers
can add their own comments on the printouts or the reports can
be imported into word processors or spreadsheets if necessary.
LASS Secondary can do all of this:
the student's attainments in reading and spelling.
Measure discrepancies between actual and expected literacy attainment.
Identify underlying problems in memory or phonological skills.
Diagnose dyslexia (specific learning difficulty).
Monitor development in reading and spelling on a regular basis.
progress in memory, phonological and phonic skills.
Obtain a reasonable estimate of the student's intelligence.
LASS Secondary comes complete with a comprehensive Teacher's Manual
packed with valuable information for teachers and administrators,
including interpretation guidelines, teaching recommendations,
third party resources and case studies. There is a very useful
chapter written by specialist dyslexia teacher Anita Keates describing
how LASS Secondary has been used with great success in two of
her local schools.
Other Lucid products available:
Adult Dyslexia Screening (LADS)
Lucid LASS Junior
Rapid Dyslexia Screening
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