Introduction

LASS 11-15 is a multifunctional assessment instrument with the following principal applications:

  • routine profiling of students’ abilities, either on entry to secondary education or at any time between the ages of 11 and 15 years
  • screening for special educational needs
  • diagnosis and assessment of specific learning difficulties and dyslexia
  • monitoring of literacy progress for all students
  • evaluation of response to intervention

The following subsections outline the suggested ways in which LASS can be used for these applications.