This tool includes assessments and templates developed for instructors who use Portfolio-Based language Assessment (PBLA) in LINC programs. Their primary purpose is to help instructors observe, assess, and record learner’s performance of specific tasks over a range of competencies. These assessments follow the standards of the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2012 document and reflect the considerations of four specific areas:
Profiles of Ability
Knowledge and Strategies
Features of Communication
Sample indicators of ability under each competency in the four strands (LSRW)
These assessments can inform instructors’ benchmarking decisions, illustrate learners’ performance, and function as artefacts for the learners’ portfolios.
The Instructor Tools for Portfolio-Based language Assessment (PBLA) toolbox includes: