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National Language Assessment Training Services: Criteria for Candidates

Criteria for Candidates for Assessor Training

After July 1, 1998 all applicants seeking status as licensed sites for CCLB - recognized assessment instruments are responsible for ensuring that candidates for CLB assessment instrument training demonstrate competencies in six core areas. More specialized criteria may be applied to some CCLB-recognized assessment instruments. Criteria for candidates relate to the following areas:

1. Adult Second Language Acquisition

All assessors using CCLB-recognized assessment instruments should demonstrate:

  • theoretical understanding of and practical experience working with appropriate stages of the Canadian Language Benchmarks and the Canadian Language Benchmarks for ESL literacy learners

2. Assessment in Adult ESL

All assessors using CCLB-recognized assessment instruments should have:

  • theoretical and practical experience in assessing second language proficiency
  • an ability to comment orally and in writing on the effectiveness of client’s communication

3. Cultural Sensitivity

All assessors using CCLB-recognized assessment instruments should:

  • have knowledge of factors that may affect client performance in testing situations
  • be sensitive to diverse needs of clients
  • demonstrate tact, diplomacy and respect when dealing with clientele

4.  Interview Skills

All assessors using CCLB-recognized assessment instruments should:

  • demonstrate effective listening and elicitation strategies
  • demonstrate level-appropriate speech for clients with language proficiencies covering all stages of the CLB 2000
  • demonstrate awareness of educational counselling principles

5. Decision-making Skills

All assessors using CCLB-recognized assessment instruments should:

  • demonstrate the ability to make appropriate assessment decisions in the absence of clear indicators
  • demonstrate the ability to apply policies and procedures effectively
  • demonstrate use of personal judgment to effectively use CCLB-recognized instruments

6. English Language Proficiency

All assessors using CCLB-recognized assessment instruments should:

  • demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English

Eligibility

Please note that assessor training is not offered to individuals.  Requests for assessor training must be received from a sponsoring organization/centre.

Jobillico
Toronto Employment & Social Services
Government of Saskatchewan
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Region of Peel
Service Canada
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Employment Ontario
Jobillico
Toronto Employment & Social Services
Government of Saskatchewan
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Region of Peel
Service Canada
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Employment Ontario