Lucid Exact - Computerised Assessment of Literacy
For Ages 11-24
Time efficient solution to exam access and literacy assessment
Lucid Exact is a widely used tool for assessment, screening and for assessment for exam access arrangements.
Lucid Exact is a suite of computerised test designed for the assessment of literacy skills in the age range 11 to 24 years. The Lucid Exact suite comprises standardised tests of the following areas of attainment:
• Word recognition
• Reading comprehension and reading speed
• Writing to dictation: Typing speed and handwriting speed
Test administration is carried out entirely by the computer. Each test begins with spoken instructions and practice items. Lucid Exact is easy to use, requires minimal supervision and takes only 30-40 minutes. It is a most efficient solution for assessment for access arrangement, particularly for larger groups of students.
Lucid Exact has been specifically designed to meet the need for a group of tests that assess whether examination candidates should have access arrangements, such as extra time or use of a reader or scribe in written examinations. The program is also appropriate for assessing students with specific learning difficulties in secondary, further or higher education, or for teachers wishing to obtain a standardised objective assessment of literacy of groups of students within the test’s age range, or of individual students within the test’s age range who have specific problems (such as slow handwriting, spelling or reading comprehension).
Quality features of Lucid Exact:
• Easy to administer
• Takes about 30-40 minutes
• Two parallel forms for repeated assessment
• Results in standard scores and percentiles
Lucid Exact system requirements:
Standalone software runs on multimedia PCs running Windows® XP, Vista, Windows® 7 or 8
Network software runs on Windows® Server 2003, 2008, XP, Vista and Windows®7 or 8
Microsoft SQL server® is required as database engine, though 2005 Express Edition is supplied free on the CD. 64 bit versions of Windows® and SQL server supported.