Rapid, CoPS and LASS are easy to administer. They give teachers a valuable insight into each individual pupil and I am excited that we can now screen pupils as young as 4 years old to indicate the probability of dyslexia. My pupils really enjoyed taking the tests, which are like short and engaging computer games.
Khadra Hussein, SENCO, Marion Richardson School, Tower Hamlets

Online Dyslexia Screening Quick Reference Guide

  • Age range: Rapid 4-15 years, CoPS 4-7 years and LASS 8-11 Years
  • Suitable for: Teachers, Assessment Co-ordinators and SENCOs
  • Test duration: Rapid 15-20 minutes, CoPS 45-60 minutes and LASS 30-45 minutes
  • Test format: Online Platform (GL Ready)

The outcome of comprehensive research at the University of Hull and originally published in 2006, Lucid Rapid, CoPS 4-7 and LASS 8-11 are widely used by schools in the UK and internationally.

Working with the original authors, they have been updated, re-standardised and are now available online on our GL Ready platform.

Overview of the Assessments

Rapid (4-15 years, 11 months)

Screener: Taken by the whole class or cohort to prevent pupils ‘slipping through the net’ or taken individually to confirm a teacher’s suspicions. Rapid quickly identifies pupils with a high, medium or low probability of dyslexia. It is comprised of 3 short tests and takes a total of 15 minutes to complete. It tests:

  • Phonological skills
  • Working memory
  • Phonic decoding

CoPS (4-7 years, 11 months)

Pinpoints specific areas of need: Taken by younger pupils who have a high probability of dyslexia. CoPS 4-7 gives a more detailed indication of a pupil’s particular strengths and weaknesses that may impact learning. It is comprised of 9 short tests and takes 45-60 minutes to complete (it can be taken over a few sessions). It tests:

  • Working memory
  • Phonological awareness
  • Phonological processing
  • Auditory discrimination
  • Colour discrimination

LASS (8-11 years, 11 months)

Pinpoints specific areas of need: Taken by older pupils who have a high probability of dyslexia. 

LASS 8-11 gives a more detailed indication of a pupil’s particular strengths and weaknesses that may impact reading. It is comprised of 9 short tests and takes 30-45 minutes to complete (it can be taken over a few sessions). It tests:

  • Working memory
  • Phonological awareness
  • Phonological processing
  • Reasoning
  • Single word, sentence & non-word reading
  • Spelling

How our Online Dyslexia Screening Assessments can make a difference to you

  • Identify pupils with a high probability of dyslexia and implement useful ‘next steps’
  • Results support your professional judgement and enable you to plan appropriate support measures including EHCPs and referral to an educational psychologist
  • Manuals also provide next steps guidance and suggestions of ways to support your pupils in class
  • Tests are attractive, engaging and are easy to administer on our new online platform, GL Ready
  • Screen a whole class at once – saving you time
  • Immediate, easy-to-read reports provide powerful insights and support professional credibility
  • Tests fulfil the assessment requirements in the Ofsted, Education Scotland, Estyn and ETI inspection frameworks

How to buy

Interested in buying Online Dyslexia Screening?

Enquire Now

 

Need the offline CD versions?

Enquire Now

Find out more:

For further information on the individual products and on support and reports, please click on the links below: