If you are a school leader, this post is for you. Here, you'll find information about Lectica, it's mission, and our first electronically scored Lectical Assessment—the LRJA.
Lectica, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. It's mission is to build and deliver learning tools that help students build skills for thinking and learning. These learning tools are backed by a strong learning model—the Virtuous Cycle of Learning (VCoL+7™)—and a comprehensive vision for educational testing and learning, which you can learn more about in our white paper—Virtuous cycles of learning: Redesigning testing during the digital revolution.
We have spent over 20 years developing our methods and the technology required to deliver our learning tools—known as Lectical™ Assessments or DiscoTests®—at scale. These assessments are backed by a large body of research, including ongoing investigations of their validity and reliability. Here are some links to research reports:
- Robust knowledge networks catalyze development
- Second language learning predicts the growth of critical thinking
- Growing into compassion
- Are our children learning robustly?
- Lectica rationale
The following video provides an overview our research and mission:
In the fall of 2016, we introduced our first electronically scored Lectical Assessment—the LRJA (an assessment of reflective judgment/critical thinking). The LRJA can be used in research and program evaluation as a summative assessment, or in the classroom as a formative assessment—or both.
The best way to learn about the LRJA is to experience it first-hand at lecticalive. Just click on this link, then select the "go straight to the demo" button. On the next page, fill in the sign up form with the educational level of your choice. Click "submit", then, click on the "autofill" button (top right, under the header) to fill the responses form with an example.
If you're interested in working with the LRJA or would like to learn more about using Lectical Assessments to optimize thinking and learning, please contact us.