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 mega skills targeted in the LRJA fall into seven broad categories—self-mastery, working with perspectives, conflict resolution, gathering & evaluating information, contextual thinking, experimentation, and decision-making.
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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There are now seven LRJA mega skills (and there may be more in the future), but individual LRJA dilemmas can generally target only three or four of them at a time. We change the targeted skills by crafting different kinds of dilemmas and prompts. For example, a dilemma that targets conflict resolution will involve a conflict, and a prompt that targets framing skills will encourage framing.
|Mega-skill||Grades 5-12 tests||Adult tests||Targeted skills|
|Self-mastery||X||X||Skills for learning, thinking, regulating emotions & behavior, clarifying and applying values, and recognizing & managing biases|
|Working with perspectives||X||X||Skills for identifying perspectives, perspective-taking and seeking, considering perspectives, and working with perspectives|
|Gathering & evaluating information||X||X||Skills for gathering information, evaluating sources, evaluating evidence, and recognizing bias|
|Conflict resolution||X||X||Skills for framing conflicts, negotiation, persuasion, and integrating perspectives|
|Experimentation||X||Skills for creating evidence through experimentation and other forms of research|
|Contextual thinking||X||X||Skills for understanding and working with situations, constraints & affordances, and the broader context|
|Decision-making||X||X||Skills for framing decisions, setting goals, identifying solutions, deciding, and implementing decisions|