Assessment

Canadian Auto Workers, Local 1520, Pre-Layoff Course (2011)

Case study

This case study looks at an eight-hour adjustment course designed by the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union to help workers prepared for the impending closure of Ford’s assembly plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, in 2011.

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2013-06-17

Collective List of Assessment Tools (2012)

The Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) is the new cornerstone of Employment Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program. With its introduction, LBS practitioners wondered if and how existing assessment tools fit within the OALCF.

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2012-12-20

Measuring Learning Readiness : A Resource Guide for Students and LBS Practitioners (1999)

This manual was designed specifically to help both practitioners and First Nations learners get a broad picture of an individual’s learning ability. The exercises can be used as part of the processing of both assessing a student and developing a training plan.

The author has included a section on understanding Aboriginal values in order to create a safe and culturally supportive learning environment.

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2012-10-29

Linking Laubach with Essential Skills (2009)

This document grew out of a project that looked at the Essential Skills of reading text, document use, and writing in relation to three Laubach Literacy series: Laubach Way to Reading; Challenger; and Voyager. The goal was to assess the material in the three series through the framework of Essential Skills complexity levels, in the same way the material had already been linked to the five Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) levels.

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2012-09-26

The bottom line, No. 18, August 2005 (2005)

The lead article in this issue deals with WWestnet’s conference, “Measuring Success: International Comparisons and Bottom Lines,” held in Calgary in June 2005. Another article discusses a conference on Essential Skills (ES) and the Northern oil and gas workforce, held in Yellowknife in May 2005.

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2012-09-24

Who Does What in Foreign Credential Recognition (2010)

An Overview of Credentialing Programs and Services in Canada

This document provides an overview of Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR), which is the process of verifying education, training and job experience obtained in another country and comparing it to the standards established for Canadian professionals.

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2012-09-06

Taking the First Step - An LBS Referral Assessment (2000)

This document offers an updated version of the literacy skills assessment used by Project READ Literacy Network in Ontario’s Waterloo-Wellington region since the mid-1990s. The updated document is aligned with the five levels of the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Learning Outcomes Matrix.

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2012-08-28

CAMERA: Communications and Math Employment Readiness Assessment - Booklet (N.D.)

This booklet offers an introduction to Communications and Math Employment Readiness Assessment (CAMERA), a series of standardized tests providing placement and diagnostic information about adult learners’ abilities to manage workplace communications and numeracy tasks.

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2012-06-26

Outcome Measurement for a Community Literacy Program (2011)

With funders looking for measurable outcomes, accountability has become an important issue in the non-profit sector. This document describes a community literacy organization’s efforts to develop a method for measuring outcomes that would satisfy funders and, at the same time, guide the organization’s planning and practice.

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2012-02-14

The ACME Guide to Literacy Practice in Community: A Conversation for Literacy Practitioners (2009)

This guide grew out of a project entitled "From the Ground Up: A Research-in-Practice Approach to Outcome-Oriented Program Evaluation," undertaken in British Columbia.

The authors explain that the guide was originally intended to be an informal introduction to measurement in literacy practice. As they wrote, they found themselves thinking more about the complexities of literacy itself and the essence of literacy practice.

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2012-01-24

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