Canadian Language Benchmarks Literacy Placement Test online training
The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks has developed a new Literacy Placement Test through funding from IRCC. This new test is to replace the “Literacy Placement Tool volumes 1 and 2”. Here are some key aspects of the new test:
- The new LPT is only accessible to CLBPT or CLBA certified assessors
- All LPT Tests & Forms are in digital format on our testing site; there are no physical copies/books
- Self-directed training for this test is also found on our testing site
How to access the training:
Assessment site administrators/managers can complete the “request for online account (bulk registration)” PDF form (see attached) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Certified assessors can do the same by completing the “request for online account (single user)” PDF form (see attached). Once the form is received, CCLB staff will provide each assessor with a unique username and password to access our testing site. Once logged in, the assessor will have access to the training, the LPT Tests & Forms as well as a few exemplars.
Costs: [Each CLB-LPT user needs his or her own account on our testing site]
New User Account
Each new user account is $75 plus applicable taxes per year. This fee includes access to LPT training, LPT Tests & Forms, LPT exemplars as well as technical support if needed for the period of one (1) year from the activation date. The account will automatically expire once they year is up. Upon expiry of the account, it is the responsibility of the assessor or assessment centre to renew the account(s) with CCLB.
Assessment sites will be responsible for notifying CCLB if an assessor leaves. At that time, the assessor account will be blocked.
Renewal of each user account
Renewal of each user account is $30 plus applicable taxes per year which allows trained LPT assessors to have continued access to LPT training; LPT Tests & Forms; LPT exemplars as well as technical support if needed for the period of one (1) year.
If an assessor transfers to another site, the new site will be charged the $30 plus applicable taxes per year for that renewal.
The site will be responsible for notifying CCLB of the new assessor. Assessors can keep their login accounts the same so if they do move to a different site, they can still use the same login to access the materials; however, there is still a process to reset the account (the same as the renewal after a year if they do not move sites).