The Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program helps learners work more effectively in their daily lives and jobs. Through a wide range of learning activities, participants improve their reading and writing skills, improve their self-esteem and get more options for continuing their learning, which can include preparing for a job, becoming independent, moving on to high school credit courses, pre-apprenticeship/trades programs, or post-secondary education.
LBS Practitioner Training website
Supporting Learner Gains Assessment Implementation for LBS Programs in Ontario
The LBS Sector and Stream organizations are working in partnership with the Ministry to deliver a project, led by the College Sector Committee for Academic Upgrading, to support LBS programs with implementation of Learner Skill Gains.
Learner Skill Gains (LSG) is the final element to be introduced in the “Effectiveness” component of the Performance Management Framework. LSG will involve assessing learners’ essential skills at both program start and end to determine the “skill gain” of learners.
The “Supporting Learner Gains Assessment Implementation for LBS Programs in Ontario” is a 2-part project. The first is the creation of a web assessment focusing on Level 1 tasks similar to the Essential Skills for Employment and Education web assessment piloted in the fall of 2013 with non-college programs. (A ministry-endorsed tool will be identified prior to implementation.)
LBS documents and resources
EOIS CaMS Online Tool Kit
- LBS CaMS Data Collection Flow Chart
LBS CaMS Data Collection Flow Chart (French)
- Instructions: How to fill in the Participant Registration Form
Instructions: How to fill in the Participant Registration Form (French)
- Instructions: How to fill in the Exit and Follow Up Form
Instructions: How to fill in the Exit and Follow Up Form (French)
- Data Integrity Policy Sample for EOIS CaMS
Data Integrity Policy Sample for EOIS CaMS – French
- CaMS Data Validation Flow Chart
CaMS Data Validation Flow Chart (French)
Choosing Milestones and Culminating Tasks
- Choosing Milestones and Culminating Tasks Report (January 22, 2016)
Using the Canadian Language Benchmarks to Improve the Literacy and Basic Skills Intake/Referral Process
(in partnership with Community Literacy of Ontario)