...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 Research is a specialist provider of assessments for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), offering a suite of highly reliable, digital assessments for use by SENCOs in primary, secondary and special schools.

In 2015, the Lucid range of SEND products were incorporated into the GL Assessment portfolio – enabling us to provide a complete SEND package that combines our assessments of speech and language, reading, cognitive ability, literacy and numeracy with Lucid’s respected portfolio of assessments for dyslexia, visual stress, memory, reading and cognitive development.

GL Assessment now work closely with Lucid and their university partners, helping to further develop this suite of SEND assessments, and make them even more accessible to schools in the UK and internationally.

Exact – Time-efficient assessment for Exam Access Arrangements

Rapid – Quick whole-class dyselxia screening

LADS – Identify dyslexic tendencies in adults (15+)

CoPS – Child-friendly early dyslexia screening

LASS – Identify dyslexic tendencies and other learning needs

Recall – Evaluate the speed and efficiency of working memory

ViSS – Identify those who suffer from visual stress

Memory Booster – Help improve memory, concentration and attention

Comprehension Booster – Identify strengths and weaknesses in comprehension

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

Supporting every child’s learning needs at Millfield

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

SEN Assessment Toolkit: Supporting every child to reach their potential at North Walsall Primary Academy

With a high number of EAL and SEN learners, North Walsall Primary Academy is helping to break down language barriers and identify additional needs

Identifying ‘coasting’ students using PASS

“We knew what our extremes were doing, so we were well informed on our highest and lowest achievers. But it was that band of pupils in the middle we were particularly concerned about, and it was with their outcomes that we feared we might end up being classed as a ‘coasting school’.”