May 30, 2014
CLBPT training in Ontario
CCLB continues to work with both the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) and Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral System (CLARS) centres in Ontario regarding training and calibration needs for CLBPT assessors. In May 2014, ten additional assessors were trained and certified on the CLBPT tool. CCLB will continue to work with MCI and CLARS centres regarding future needs related to CLBPT training.
CLBPT training and calibration in other regions
In most regions in Canada, CLBPT training and support activities are offered as a fee-for-service and scheduled on an as-needed basis. Charging a fee for delivery of CLBPT training and support allows assessors a consistent level of service delivery to support their use of the placement test.
Funding in Manitoba allowed for one CLBPT training session to be held in March along with two calibration sessions. These sessions, along with the CLBPT training session held in January, resulted in 9 new assessors trained and certified on the CLBPT tool and 19 current assessors re-calibrated in the province of Manitoba.
In Saskatchewan, the transfer of CLBPT licenses to individual centres is now complete. As well, 4 new assessors were trained in Regina and are currently in the process of completing their certification. CCLB also offered a calibration session for 6 current assessors in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In addition, 2 of our CLBPT regional trainers – Andrea Strachan (ON) and Alice Foley-Keats (Atlantic) decided to step down for the 2014-15 fiscal year. CCLB would like to thank them for their work and dedication that they have shown as CLBPT regional trainers since the test was created. A search is underway for those interested in becoming new CLBPT Regional Trainers in the Ontario and Atlantic regions.