This 2016 revision to Integrating CLB Assessment grew out of work with instructors from all regions of Canada who have been actively engaged in integrating assessment practices into their adult ESL classrooms.
The purpose of this revised version of Integrating CLB Assessment is to provide: An update on current AfL practice; Information about and discussion of key considerations in planning for CLB assessment in an ESL classroom; Updated classroom examples that deliberately embed strategies for developing assessment tasks/tools across two benchmark levels. (We have updated one classroom example and added a second classroom example.)
Previously known as PBLA Guide for Teachers and Programs (2014), PBLA Emerging Practice Guidelines 2017 incorporates material in the PBLA Guide for Teachers and Programs and relevant content from CCLB updates and handouts (e.g. Completing PBLA Learner Progress Reports, Assessment Tasks and Skill-using Activities and FAQ’s developed from recurring forum questions).
CCLB will be developing an annual review process to ensure the guidelines remain current in response to emerging conditions and issues.
Essential Skills are the skills needed for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change.
Through extensive research, the Government of Canada and other national and international agencies have identified and validated nine Essential Skills. These skills are used in nearly every occupation and throughout daily life in different ways and at different levels of complexity. Essential Skills profiles describe how each of the nine Essential Skills are used by workers in a particular occupation.
Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) is an assessment tool designed to assess the English language proficiency of internationally educated nurses (IENs) who are applying for licensure in the nursing profession in Canada. CELBAN is recognized by nursing licensing bodies across Canada. Developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB), CELBAN is managed by a national administration centre and administered by test sites across Canada.