Authors: Maurice C. Taylor
This discussion paper focuses on the issue of testing as part of the process of assessing learners in workplace literacy programs.
The author uses a technical test review to analyze seven assessment tools that have been used in workplace programs. Each instrument is described in terms of the test content, the description of scores, and the test development process.
The seven tools are Work-Related Foundation Skills (WRFS); Tests of Applied Literacy Skills (TALS); the Basic English Skills Test (BEST); the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT); Measurement, Reading and Arithmetic; the Wide Range Achievement Test 3 (WRAT3); and the Metric Skills Assessment.