POLICY PROBLEMS The (mis)use of an international literacy test in Ontario’s literacy system

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The Learner Gains Research Project is bringing the Essential Skills for Employment and Education (ESEE) online assessment to LBS programs. AlphaPlus has been keeping an eye on the ESEE practice test pilot including issues, discussions, and the response from our sector.

To help keep the conversation going, we are highlighting a new blog called ‘Policy Problems’ from Christine Pinsent-Johnson exploring the impact of learning materials and assessments in Canada and abroad, including the ESEE.

Christine’s blog dives into important topics like how the International Adult Literacy Surveys (IALS), and The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIACC) surveys influence our understanding (and application) of literacy policies in Ontario.

To read more, check out Christine Pinsent-Johnson’s blog here.



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