LSA Next Steps
Through the LSA Initiative, LBS assessment activities will be more closely tied with the
body of research and knowledge associated with the Essential Skills/IALSS levels,
which will ensure transparency for learners, practitioners and next step stakeholders in
the broader Employment Ontario spectrum. The validation draft of the LSA framework
will identify common transitions and core skills that practitioners are already familiar
LSA Initiative Progress To Date
- A draft of the “Learner Skill Attainment Framework” has been developed.
- Draft core skills lists have been identified for all five transition paths.
- Potential valid and reliable tools that relate to the Essential Skills/IALSS scales have been identified for baseline testing.
Lead projects are currently developing a synopsis of the methodology that was used for
their research to be included in the validation draft that will be submitted to MTCU.
Sample key transition tasks for each of the five transition pathways are under
development. Over the next six months lead project teams from CLO, CESBA and
Colleges Ontario will be field testing identified valid and reliable assessment tools with
LBS and Academic Upgrading learners. The Preparatory Training Program project
team will be providing practitioner training for Communications and Math Employment
Readiness Assessment (C.A.M.E.R.A.) in three locations across the province.
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