In this Lucid Reading Test intro, we have a look at the different tests and their uses.
GL Assessments distribute the Lucid test portfolio. The tests are used to screen and diagnose learners with specific learning difficulties. They are also very useful in identifying potential and understanding learners’ strengths and weaknesses.
Different Lucid Reading Test Results
The Lucid test portfolio consists of 9 separate tests.
Firstly, we consider the Lucid Test, called the Lucid Exact. This is a simple and time-efficient Access Arrangement screening for those between 11 and 24. The test is computer-based and takes between 30-40 minutes.
It assesses the following:
- Speeded word recognition
- Reading comprehension accuracy
- Reading comprehension speed
- Handwriting speed
- Typing speed
Second, we consider the Lucid Test, called the Lucid Rapid provides a quick and accurate indication of dyslexia. Since the test only takes 15 minutes, it can be used for children between the ages of 4 and 15.
The Lucid Rapid has 4 sub-tests:
- Phonological processing (4 – 15 years)
- Working memory (4 – 15 Years)
- Phonic decoding skills (8 – 15 years)
- Visual-verbal integration memory (4 – 7 years)
Thirdly, let’s consider the LADS Plus. This Lucid test provides a fast, accurate and objective identification of dyslexia in the general population over 15.
The CoPs is a child-friendly dyslexia screening that is suitable for children between 4 and 8 years. Teachers can use the CoPS to identify dyslexia and many other learning difficulties. Thus, the CoPs is a very widely used tool worldwide. It comprises of 9 tests, each presented as an attractive and fun game that takes about 5 minutes. Total administration time is 45 minutes.
The tests assess:
- Phonological awareness
- Phoneme discrimination
- Auditory short-term memory
- Visual short-term memory
- Visual and verbal sequencing
Now, let’s consider the Lucid Test, called the Lucid LASS. This Lucid test identifies dyslexic tendencies and other learning needs in children between 8 and 16. It is available in 2 versions. Firstly, for learners 8-11. Second, for those aged between 11 and 15 years of age.
- Firstly, visual memory
- Secondly, auditory-verbal memory
- Thirdly, phonic reading skills
- Fourthly,Phonological processing ability
- Fifth, single-word reading
- Next, sentence reading
- Then, spelling
- Finally, reasoning
Next, the Lucid Test called the Lucid Recall is an effective assessment of working memory. It can have many applications in the classroom but is most effective in identifying children who require intervention.
The Lucid Test Recall has 3 subtests. Firstly, the phonological loop – assessed by a word recall test.
Secondly, the visuospatial sketchpad – assessed by a pattern recall test.
Thirdly, the central executive function – assessed by a counting recall test
So we know this measures processing speed, but not working memory.
Next, the Lucid Test called the ViSS helps identify those who suffer from visual stress.
So, what is visual stress? Visual stress is also called ‘Meares-Irlen Syndrome’ or ‘Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome’ and it is the experience of unpleasant visual symptoms when reading.
In our opinion, these symptoms can vary greatly and include movement and colour in text, distortions of the print, illusions of shape, loss of print clarity and general visual irritation.
As this assessment is only 20 – 30 minutes long it can be very useful as a quick diagnostic. The results not only give a reliable indication of the existence and severity of visual stress but also identify who may benefit from colour overlays or tinted lenses to minimise the symptoms
Next, Memory Booster is presented as an adventure game and is useful in developing learning strategies for children 4 – 11+. We believe this provides excellent practice of verbal and visual memory skills.
It takes about 30-40 minutes to complete and has 6 levels, increasing in difficulty. Each level teaches a different memory strategy. Worth knowing that the Lucid Memory Booster is also available for home use.
Finally, the Lucid Comprehension Booster provides a fun way to increase reading and listening comprehension skills. It is aimed at learners between 7 and 24. In our opinion, comprehension is essential for success in any tests, whether they are SATs, 11+ Grammar or Private School entrance tests.