Lucid Exact in use
"Exact is one of my key tools"
Stuart Lucas, Head of Support for Learning/Teacher of English, Loretto School.
Stuart also says about using Lucid Exact....
"I find Exact the perfect tool at the end of Third Form (the May prior to GCSEs) to test pupils with a SpLD for the 26 month 'licence' for access arrangements. I then gather evidence from subject teachers and 'paint a picture' and recommend further testing if necessary."
"....the perfect fit for re-testing pupils at AS for access arrangements in order to look at progress (or more importantly - to see if there has been a backwards dip) after having used access arrangements for GCSEs) - this follows best practice for Form 8s i.e. re-testing."
"I use Exact (along with LADS) when testing new pupils for possible SpLDs/access arrangements at AS level. I find both fit the picture well as, being a busy Head of Support, it allows me to continue with the paperwork whilst keeping an eye on the candidate. I may then decide to recommend a full psychological assessment or further testing by myself. On the other hand, after full consultation with subject teachers/parents and pupil ... I may recommend access arrangements using the Standardised Scores from Exact."
Helen Ashton works in Shrewsbury in a school for pupils in care and ‘really difficult children’ who are referred by the local authority. ‘I have used Lucid’s Exact for two purposes,’ she said. ‘First I use it for exam concessions then I use it to assess levels of skills for pupils who are leaving to go off to college.’
Helen particularly likes the fact that the scores are standardised.’ Exact highlights key points. I can be confident that any parts on the print out that are highlighted in pink are an accurate indication of the level of need. If I use it in September with my year 11 I can see where they are. I use it in conjunction with Lucid LASS so I can plan a programme for them. But also it is a great analytical tool for meeting needs. It is an objective measure of ability and is a very functional way of ensuring that our pupils get the exam concessions that they need.’
Anne Sudborough said, 'I’ve just bought Lucid Exact to assess the Yr 6 children that I work with. They’re just off to secondary schools and the results can go along with them for their continuing ‘learning support’ and provide evidence if access arrangements are applied for. The analysis of the mistakes made will also prove useful in planning the children’s support.’