Numeracy assessment

Client Booklet: Numeracy – Level 2 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), that can be used to better understand the Essential Skills (ES) needed in the workplace. It is designed for use by a client to assess skills in numeracy at Level 1 complexity.

The booklet begins with a discussion of the meaning of numeracy, and instructions for doing the assessment.

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2013-12-18

Assessor's Booklet: Numeracy – Level 2 (2013)

This booklet is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), that can be used to better understand Essential Skills (ES) needed for the workplace, and to help identify ES strengths and areas for improvement.

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2013-12-13

Client Booklet: Numeracy – Level 1 (2013)

This booklet is designed for use by an employment counselling client to assess skills in numeracy at Level 1 complexity. It is part of a tool, developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to ensure workers have the Essential Skills to get the job done, and to inform training and career decisions.

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2013-12-06

Assessor's Booklet: Numeracy – Level 1 (2013)

This document is part of a tool developed by HRSDC, now called Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to promote understanding of the Essentials Skills needed in the workplace, and to guide decisions about careers and training.

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2013-11-25

Numeracy Research: Recommendations - Numeracy concepts - Interview with Katherine Clarke-Nolan, Policy analyst, OLES [Audio – 1:42] (2011)

This podcast is the fifth in a series of eight prepared by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) in Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). The series outlines the research on numeracy that is part of the Essential Skills Research Project, undertaken to improve the current measurement framework for those skills.

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2013-05-07

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

The Circle of Learning (2006)

Levels 1 and 2

Benchmarks are points of reference that serve as a basis for evaluation or comparison. The Saskatchewan Literacy Network and Saskatchewan Advanced Education and Employment, recognizing the need for literacy benchmarks in their province, developed the Saskatchewan Adult Literacy Benchmarks Levels 1 and 2.

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2007-10-29

The First Step (2004)

This guide helps assess your students proficiency in the following literacy skills. It also includes answer sheets for literacy practitioners.

It includes:
- An Initial Interview Guide
- Literacy Skills Testing (LBS 1-3)
- Literacy Skills Testing (LBS 4-5)
- Numeracy Skills Testing (LBS 1-3)
- Numeracy Skills Testing (LBS 4-5)
- Oral Assessment 1
- Oral Assessment 2

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2007-08-10

Working in the Light of Evidence, as well as Aspiration (2005)

A Literature Review of the Best Available Evidence about Effective Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Language Teaching

This document originates from the New Zealand Ministry of Education. The purpose of this literature review is to provide a critical evaluation of the available research evidence about effective practices in literacy, numeracy and language (LNL) teaching and programme provision in order to inform policy development within the broader arena of foundation learning.

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2006-10-03

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