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March 1, 2016

Portfolio Based Language Assessment

With funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade (MCIIT), CCLB is providing support to administrators and instructors as Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA) continues to phase in across Canada.

The first IRCC PBLA cohort of Lead Instructors consisting of representatives from the Atlantic region, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta are now assisting classroom instructors as they implement PBLA in their own classrooms. The second and third IRCC cohorts of certified PBLA Lead Instructors with approximately 145 Lead Instructors from British Columbia, Ontario and Manitoba began working with classroom instructors this quarter. Cohort four, made up of 100 participants from Ontario, the west coast and a few representatives from the Atlantic region, is in the Application Phase.  

Fifty certified PLBA Lead Instructors from MCIIT Cohort A in Ontario are now delivering PBLA workshops to classroom instructors in preparation for implementation. MCIIT Cohort B made up of 50 participants   transitioned from the PBLA Foundation Phase to Application Phase in February, on track to become certified Lead Instructors in June 2016.

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