Lucid Exact

Time efficient solution to exam access and literacy assessment

Exactly the most comprehensive literacy assessment!
Exactly the easiest and most affordable assessment solution!
Exactly the best tool for busy secondary teachers!

Lucid Exact is a widely used tool for assessment, screening and for assessment for exam access arrangements.

Lucid Exact provides comprehensive assessment of literacy from age 11 to 24.

Lucid Exact meets JCQ requirements and is the time efficient solution for assessments for exam access arrangements. All of the tests in Lucid Exact can be used for access arrangements in 'painting a picture' but only some of the tests can be used as 'core evidence' - see the guidelines.

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 see FAQ, and the Manual. (Please note that JCQ Access Arrangements Regulations and Guidance specify that assessment for exam access purposes should be carried out by a specialist teacher or psychologist. Other JCQ information and forms including Form 8 can be found on the official JCQ website.

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Lucid Exact provides precise standardised assessment of:

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

*For access arrangements this test can be used as part of 'painting the picture' - see guidelines
**For access arrangements this test can be used for 'core evidence' or as part of 'painting the picture' - see guidelines

Quality features of Lucid Exact:

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


Click here for more information about the validity of Lucid Exact (Fact sheet 49)

Research paper on Exact writing speed tests (Horne, J., Ferrier. J., Singleton, C. & Read, C. 2011)


Lucid Exact system requirements:

Stand alone 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 enigine, though 2005 Express Edition is supplied free on the CD.  64 bit versions of Windows® and SQL server supported.

For more information please see our product manuals.


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