Levels 1 and 2
Benchmarks are points of reference that serve as a basis for evaluation or comparison. The Saskatchewan Literacy Network and Saskatchewan Advanced Education and Employment, recognizing the need for literacy benchmarks in their province, developed the Saskatchewan Adult Literacy Benchmarks Levels 1 and 2. These benchmarks, outlined in The Circle of Learning manual, have been developed by taking into consideration the needs of adult learners and practitioners; the objectives and values of various stakeholders; and the national, international, and Aboriginal resources currently available on literacy benchmarks. They are intended to be used in a variety of formal and non-formal learning contexts and communities.
Levels 1 and 2 Literacy Benchmarks have been designed to reflect adults' roles as family members, community members and workers. The intent is to go beyond those standards developed solely for academic disciplines. The Benchmarks for Levels 1 and 2 include learning outcomes for communications, numeracy, lifelong learning and interpersonal skills.