Routine profiling

Many secondary schools routinely assess the general abilities of all students — especially in verbal and non-verbal abilities — but sometimes in literacy attainment as well as mathematics and quantitative reasoning skills. In many cases, this is carried out at the point of entry to secondary education. LASS can fulfil several of these functions, including the non-verbal ability and literacy attainment components. When used for this purpose, it would not normally be necessary to administer the modules assessing memory (Cave and Mobile) or phonological skills (Nonwords and Segments), because these are essentially diagnostic tests.