Part of the Learner Skill Attainment Initiative
Authors: Goforth Consulting
The Learner Skill Attainment (LSA) Initiative, led by Ontario's College Sector Committee, was undertaken in early 2007 to develop a framework for measuring learner skill attainment in three key essential skills areas: reading text, document use and numeracy.
The LSA Framework Development Team identified TOWES (the Test of Workplace Essential Skills) as a reliable test that has potential for assessing learners in five different learner transition paths. This document describes the LSA project to field test TOWES. This project involved 95 students from 10 Ontario colleges representing all four regions of the province.
This report is organized into the following four main sections:
- Field test design