Using an international literacy testing spin-off to measure program performance in Ontario’s colleges and universities

The effort to use an adult literacy assessment spin-off in an education system has moved into the big leagues here in Ontario. The Higher Education Quality Council (HEQCO), an agency funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (which also funds LBS), just announced the start of an ambitious testing project using Education … Continue reading Using an international literacy testing spin-off to measure program performance in Ontario’s colleges and universities

The “manifestly false” Level 3 threshold and its legacy in Canada

In my previous post about the ESEE I wrote about how the use of a threshold score to indicate one’s employability along with a normal range (200-300) is unsubstantiated, bewildering and very damaging to adult learners. The problematic use of threshold scores is not limited to the ESEE. Test developers may have simply carried on … Continue reading The “manifestly false” Level 3 threshold and its legacy in Canada