Assessment instruments

Benchmarking the English Language Demands of the Nursing Profession Across Canada (2002)

This document describes the first phase of a project undertaken by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) to determine the real-life English demands of nurses in Canada, and to assign the appropriate Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels to the required speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

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2014-03-21

Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Assessment Framework: Country Readiness and Competencies (2013)

This document describes the framework developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to assess the readiness of countries to help their citizens achieve media and information literacy (MIL).

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2014-02-26

Theoretical Framework for the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (2013)

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) standard offers a descriptive scale of ability in English as a Second Language (ESL). Its French counterpart is Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens.

The CLB standard is set out as 12 benchmarks or reference points progressing from basic to advanced, reflecting the growth of the knowledge and skills that underlie basic, intermediate, and advanced ability among adult ESL learners.

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2013-11-05

Assessment and Training Referral Guide for Northwestern Ontario Employment Ontario Service Delivery Partners (2012)

This guide has been designed to provide Employment Ontario (EO) service providers with the tools and information they need to identify whether clients are academically prepared to reach their goals, to make appropriate client referrals within the EO service delivery network or the community at large.

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2013-09-27

Replacing the GED: A Concept note (2011)

The General Education Development (GED) test has been widely used in Canada over the past 25 years as a means of conferring a qualification deemed to be equivalent to a high school diploma. The author of this paper makes the case for a system called PRIME as an attractive alternative to the GED.

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2013-09-03

The LVQ Pilot Project 2010-2011 – A Summary (2011)

This document is part of a project undertaken by Literacy Volunteers of Quebec (LVQ) to develop a tool for measuring non-academic progress in adult literacy learners.

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2013-06-26

Literacy and Essential Skills Tools: Making Them Work for You (2012)

Webinar presented by Ashley Struthers, OLES - February 6, 2012

This resource includes an MP3 audio file and PDF file from a webinar, presented in February 2012 to raise awareness of tools available through the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to help address literacy and Essential Skills challenges in the workplace.

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2013-04-03

Development of a School Readiness Index for Canadian Preschoolers (2009)

A Methodological Report and Time Series Analysis

This paper outlines both the methodology used by the authors to develop a statistical measure to estimate how ready for school Canadian preschoolers are, and the information gained through the analysis of relevant statistics from the provinces for the years 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004.

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2013-03-13

PDQ Piloting Project - Research Report (2008)

In 2007, Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities convened a working group to develop a framework for assessing Learner Skill Attainment (LSA), one of MCTU’s nine draft measures for deciding how effectively agencies are performing.

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2013-02-14

Justice Literacy Workshop – Instructor's Handbook (2006)

This handbook is part of a workshop designed to help justice and social services practitioners become more aware of the challenges that people with limited literacy skills face when they come into contact with the criminal justice system.

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2013-02-04

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