The LRJA is focused on a broad set of skills that are required for managing CAOS™ (Competing ideas, Accelerating change, information Overload, and Social division). The specific skills targeted in the LRJA fall into four broad categories—working with perspectives, conflict resolution, evaluating evidence, and thinking and deciding.
LRJA reports, like all Lectical Assessment reports, include rich feedback and customized learning suggestions—none of which involve memorizing. There are forms of the LRJA for learners of all ages (from age 10).
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|Skill||Grades 4-12 tests||Adult tests||Description|
|Seeking & evaluating evidence||X||X||the information, facts, testimony, and opinions that relate to a particular issue, and how these are evaluated before being used to form a conclusion|
|Experimentation||X||X||the process of creating evidence through experimentation and other forms of research|
|Deliberation||X||X||thinking and deciding as a process, and reasoning about the nature of thinking and deciding|
|Working with perspectives||X||X||awareness of other perspectives and how they can be leveraged to build knowledge|
|Persuasion||X||use of evidence, argument, and induction (psychology) to persuade others|
|Conflict resolution||X||X||awareness and use of discussion, negotiation, compromise, and collaboration to address conflict|
|Complexity||X||X||awareness of complexity as an issue, the nature of complexity, and the skills required to make sound and timely decisions under complexity|
|Truth & certainty||X||X||awareness of uncertainty, ability to distinguish between subjective & objective knowledge, and skills for coping with this uncertainty|