It was exactly what we needed to help us deal with the huge and time-consuming process of assessing over 1,000 students every year. It really has been a time saver of extraordinary value.
Assessment Co-ordinator, Surrey

Lucid Exact Quick Reference Guide

  • Age range: 11-24 Years
  • Suitable for: Teachers, Assessment Co-ordinators and SENCOs
  • Test duration: 30-40 minutes
  • Test format: Digital

Lucid Exact

Exact is a comprehensive assessment of literacy from age 11 to 24 and can be used as a screening assessment for exam access arrangements. It’s made up of seven tests to assess:

  • Word recognition
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading speed
  • Reading accuracy
  • Spelling
  • Writing
  • Keyboarding to dictation

Exact is quick and easy to use, requires minimal supervision, and involves no marking or scoring. It provides clear reports and data which can be used in Section A of JCQ Form 8*, to demonstrate a normal way of working for exam access applications.

Exact features:

  • Nationally standardised norms
  • Easy to administer
  • Takes about 30-40 minutes
  • Two parallel forms for repeated assessment
  • Results in standard scores and percentiles

*Please note that JCQ do not approve or endorse individual tests and that no single test can provide all assessments required for access arrangements. For details of meeting JCQ requirements visit the official website

Lucid: Helping students reach their full potential

Using Lucid Exact to test students’ reading comprehension, reading speed and spelling to see whether a student might need access arrangements for their exams

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Helping being thorough in securing the right access arrangements for students who are entitled to them

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