Assessment

What is learning like for ME? A Community Approach to Learning Disabilities (2011)

Resources and Tool Kit for Community Service Providers on Haida Gwaii

This tool kit was developed in response to requests from community service providers, teachers, and tutors for a simple guide to identifying and dealing with learning difficulties among adults and students on Haida Gwaii, the chain of islands off the northern coast of British Columbia. The area is populated mainly by the Haida Aboriginal people.

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2014-05-26

Tutor Workshop Handbook (2010)

This Handbook is the result of a "best of the best" approach that can be used by tutors, trainers and literacy practitioners in general. The authors hope it is a tremendous resource that can help achieve higher levels of literacy throughout Ontario. It could also be used elsewhere, with the same results.

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2014-03-27

Kindergarten screening for reading disabilities (2007)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 1, No.1, Article 5, 2007

The authors of this study designed and measured the efficacy of a kindergarten screening tool aimed at identifying children at risk for reading disabilities.

The study is a longitudinal one that followed 499 Saskatchewan children from kindergarten through Grade 3. The kindergarten screening process consisted of assessments of phonological awareness and letter-sound understanding.

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2014-02-26

The ACCC's Work Keys® System (Canada): Assessing Generic Employability Skills Within Specific Workplace Settings (1998)

The Work Keys® System developed by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges is an assessment tool that links generic skills to specific workplace situations.

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2013-12-16

PISA 2009: Explaining the Gender Gap in Reading through Reading Engagement and Approaches to Learning – Research Paper (2013)

This document is housed on the CMEC server.

While Canada has always ranked in the top quarter of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluations in reading, the statistics also reveal a significant gender gap, with girls outperforming boys by the equivalent of a full year of formal schooling. This paper uses the PISA 2009 data to investigate and isolate the factors contributing to that gender gap in Canada.

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2013-11-27

Preparing for Carpenter Training (2009)

This document is designed to assess the readiness of anyone planning to enter the carpentry trade. It offers an opportunity to practise the skills of reading text, document use, and numeracy, and also provides a review of the math foundation skills that will be needed during technical training.

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2013-10-01

B.C. Ministry of Education: Showing What a Skill Looks Like (1998)

A school district in British Columbia has developed performance criteria with which students, teachers, and employers can assess students’ employability skills.

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2013-09-26

United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council: Battling For The Hearts And Minds To Make That Adjustment (2011)

Case study

This document offers an overview of the United Steelworkers’ Toronto Area Council’s Adjustment Centre, established in 2003 to help laid-off steelworkers upgrade their skills and get access to retraining.

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2013-08-02

Sample OALCF Implementation Tracking Form (2012)

This tracking tool has been developed by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) to Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies note the different ways they are working towards the implementation of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF).

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2013-06-27

An Overview of the OALCF and Assessment - Webinar 1, presenter – Robyn Cook-Ritchie [Video – 2:02:47] (2012)

This is the first of two webinars hosted by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) to help practitioners prepare for the implementation of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF), beginning in April 2012. The presenter is Robyn Cook-Ritchie, a Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program manager and adult literacy consultant.

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2013-06-24

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