ELBP professional development and resource development to support clients in CLIC programs

Start date: April 1, 2020 End date: March 31, 2025 Funded by: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) This project will provide professional development, resources, and training tools to support the use of l’Evaluation basée sur le portfolio (ELBP) in CLIC classrooms. The project’s activities will clarify processes and support the use of ELBP. CCLB will partner with the developers of the National Curriculum Guidelines, Learning Management System, Tutela, and collaborate with service providers nationally. The project will also include a stronger ELBP presence at conferences to support high-quality settlement programming. While many programs and teachers have successfully implemented ELBP

Training and resources to assist Francophones in a minority situation

Start date: April 1, 2021 End Date: March 31, 2023 Funded by: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) This project will help immigrants who are either: Francophone, identify French as their first official language, or who live and work in French. The two groups may have different objectives. For example, a Francophone immigrant going to a federally funded assessment centre may need information in French about English language assessments and programs to facilitate becoming bilingual, whereas an immigrant who identifies French as his first official language may need a French language assessment for placement into a CLIC program. CCLB, a

Canadian Language Benchmarks of Red Seal Examination Questions

Start date: January 26, 2022 End date: March 31, 2024 Funded by: Employment and Social Development Canada  (ESDC) CCLB has been funded to review current reading competency levels of English and French Red Seal Examinations as provided by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) using the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens. Main Outcome: Ensure consistency of language benchmarks in the development of Red Seal examinations over the years.

Professional development, resources and training to support the use of PBLA in LINC and other IRCC funded programs

Start Date: April 1, 2020 End date: March 31, 2025 Funded by: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) provides professional development, resources, training tools and activities to increase expertise and reliability, clarify processes and support the use of PBLA in a diverse range of LINC/CLB classrooms. CCLB partners with the developers of the National Curriculum Guidelines (NCG), Learning Management System (LMS), Tutela and collaborates with service providers nationally to support PBLA integration. Project activities ensure teachers have excellent classroom ready resources and professional development to help them deliver CLB task-based programming and assessment

National LINC Online Curriculum and Online PBLA Project

Start date: September 18, 2020 End date: March 31, 2025 Subcontracted by: Achēv and funded by: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Until March 2025, the National LINC Online Curriculum (NLOC) and Online PBLA project will develop Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) online courseware for Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 3 to 5 across all skill areas (L/S/R/W). The project will contribute to building the infrastructure to support LINC service providers across Canada in the delivery of efficient and effective online language training. The project aims to enable LINC instructors across Canada to use a PBLA supported, ready-made

Research Activities to Inform an Action Plan for the Use of Milestones and BTR-NCLC

Start date: June 7, 2021 End Date: March 31, 2023 Funded by: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Since 2011, IRCC has entered into contribution agreements with CCLB to design, validate, pilot and administer an English high-stakes test (“Milestones”) and a French high-stakes test (“Batterie de tests de rendement des niveaux de compétence linguistique candiens” – BTR-NCLC). CCLB will: License up to 4 designated assessment centres across the country to use Milestones/BTR-NCLC (3 EN, 1 FR) and train staff at those centres on the administrative and assessor roles required to deliver the test; Use the 4 designated assessment centres to