Our ability to make reasoned decisions rests on a core skill set called reflective judgment. The LRJA is a family of assessments designed to measure and strengthen reflective judgment—the backbone of well-reasoned, thoughtful action.
Reflective judgment skills are particularly important in today's complex and rapidly changing world—for everything from deciding on a cell phone plan to voting.
The LRJA asks test-takers to respond to a real-life dilemma—one without a single clear answer. Test-takers are prompted to explore questions about:
All forms of the LRJA receive Lectical Scores. Some are also scored for argumentation quality. LRJA reports, like all Lectical Assessment reports, include rich feedback and customized learning suggestions—none of which involve memorizing.
|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|