TOWES Baseline Testing (2008)

Project Findings

The Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) is a competency-based test that uses problem sets and authentic workplace documents to assess essential sills proficiencies in three domains: reading text, document use, and numeracy. This report provides the Ontario College Sector Committee with the demographic data and TOWES test results for participants of the TOWES Baseline Testing portion of the Learner Skill Attainment Framework Initiative in Ontario. Participants from colleges across Ontario who were approximately half way through the Academic and Career Entrance adult upgrading program completed TOWES assessments in either a paper or online format.

This report includes an explanation of TOWES testing and scoring, presents the test results, and discusses sample size limitations, statistical project findings, demographics and scores.

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