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Language Assessments and Tests

  • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA)
    The CLBA is a nationally recognized standard for assessment of English as a Second Language of adults. The task-based assessment is referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks. It measures a person's English language proficiency in four skill areas: Listening and Speaking, Reading, and Writing. The assessment results are reported as benchmarks on the scale from
    1 to 8.
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks Literacy Assessment (CLBLA)
    The CLBLA is used in conjunction with the CLBA. It measures an English as a Second Language learner's degree of literacy in the learner's first language. The assessment tool is used to place clients in literacy classes.
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT)
    The CLBPT is a streamlined assessment instrument that is used to place adult learners in ESL programs. It is task-based, assesses four language skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking), and is aligned with the Canadian Language Benchmarks levels 1 - 8. There are four parallel versions of the CLBPT.
  • Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA)
    The ELTPA consists of two assessment tools: ELTPA (6-10) and ELTPA
    (9-10).
    Both ELTPA (6-10) and ELTPA (9-10) are designed for placement of adult newcomers, mostly internationally trained professionals and trades people, in Enhanced Language Training programs. The assessment tools, referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks, focus on evaluating language skills (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing) related to work or work-readiness settings.