Assessment

Agency Assessment Tool (2007)

For literacy and basic skills agencies

Literacy and Basic Skills agencies can use this tool to assess their organizational processses as part of their continuous improvement performance management systems. This tool can be used on its own or can be incorporated into existing self-assessment and continuous improvement processes already in place in an organization.

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2008-09-16

Agency assessment of organizational capacity - Guide (2007)

For literacy and basic skills (LBS) delivery agencies

This guide is intended to provide information for Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) funded agencies about what organizational processes need to be in place to implement a continuous improvement performance management system. To successfully implement such a system, an agency must have the organizational capacity to plan, track, organize, analyze and evaluate the results of its day to day operations.

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2008-09-16

Learner Skill Attainment - Framework (2008)

Learner Skill Attainment (LSA) was a large-scale research initiative, spearheaded by Ontario's College Sector Committee, designed to assist Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) learners in Ontario move more easily among the programs that serve their educational and training needs. The initiative identified five pathways that LBS learners take to transition to greater independence, employment or further education and training.

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2008-09-09

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.

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2008-08-26

Testing...TOWES (2008)

Part of the Learner Skill Attainment Initiative

The Learner Skill Attainment (LSA) Initiative, led by Ontario's College Sector Committee, was undertaken in early 2007 to develop a framework for measuring learner skill attainment in three key essential skills areas: reading text, document use and numeracy.

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2008-08-20

Resource for the Identification and Teaching of Students with Specific Learning Disability: High School Program (1999)

The New Brunswick Department of Education supports the inclusion of children with exceptional needs into the regular classroom setting. The inclusion of these children however presents certain challenges for teachers. The Department of Education has developed this document in order to assist teachers to develop teaching plans that meet the needs of the diverse learners in their classrooms.

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2008-06-30

Resource for the Identification and Teaching of Students with Specific Learning Disability (2003)

The New Brunswick Department of Education supports the inclusion of children with exceptional needs into the regular classroom setting. The inclusion of these children however presents certain challenges for teachers. The Department of Education has developed this document in order to assist NB teachers to develop teaching plans that meet the needs of the diverse learners in their classrooms.

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2008-06-30

Essential Skills for Success in College Postsecondary and Apprenticeship Programming (2007)

Part of the Learner Skill Attainment Framework Initiative

This document reports the results of a survey of faculty from Ontario colleges in which the participants have been asked to identify core skills and key tasks associated with students' successful transition to postsecondary and apprenticeship programs.

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2007-10-29

The Electronic Learning Record: Assessment and Management of Skills and Knowledge (2000)

Research Report

This document reports the results of a research project undertaken by Dr. Kathryn Barker of FuturEd for Literacy BC and the National Literacy Secretariat on the concept of an electronic learning record or portfolio. An electronic learning record is a digitally generated and stored inventory of the skills and knowledge acquired by an individual during their lifetime through either formal or informal learning.

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2007-10-22

The Electronic Learning Record: Assessment and Management of Skills and Knowledge (1999)

A Literature Review

This literature review is part of ongoing work by FuturEd, a BC education and training consulting firm, on the concept of an electronic learning record or portfolio. An electronic learning record is a digitally generated and stored inventory of the skills and knowledge an individual acquires during his or her lifetime through formal and informal learning.

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2007-10-22

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