PBLA – Tools & Checklists

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PBLA Introduction & Assessment Tools

Instructional Resource: LINC Assessment Generating Tools – Listening, Conestoga College
These comprehensive rubric tools help instructors create listening assessment tasks for PBLA and reduce preparation by including a complete list of competency statements and indicators and profiles of ability, all in one place. These tools also include a guide to question levels by CLB, features of communication, and sample assessment tasks for instructional reference.

Instructional Resource: LINC Assessment Generating Tools – SpeakingConestoga College
These comprehensive rubric tools help instructors create speaking assessment tasks for PBLA and reduce preparation by including a complete list of competency statements and indicators and profiles of ability, all in one place. These tools also include features of communication, and sample assessment tasks for instructional reference.

Instructional Resource: LINC Assessment Generating Tools – Reading, Conestoga College
These comprehensive rubric tools help instructors create reading assessment tasks for PBLA and reduce preparation by including a complete list of competency statements and indicators and profiles of ability, all in one place. These tools also include a guide to question levels by CLB, features of communication, and sample assessment tasks for instructional reference.

Instructional Resource: LINC Assessment Generating Tools – Writing, Conestoga College
These comprehensive rubric tools help instructors create writing assessment tasks for PBLA and reduce preparation by including a complete list of competency statements and indicators and profiles of ability, all in one place. These tools also include features of communication, and sample assessment tasks for instructional reference.

Instructional Resource: Classroom Assessment Ideas and ToolsLISTN
This resource page contains introductory components to the Classroom Assessment Toolkit, as well as skill-specific pages to access individual assessment tools.

Instructional Resource: How to Introduce PBLA to Your StudentsTutela
This resource document details the instructional approach to introducing students to PBLA and the Language Companions.

Instructional Resource: How to Introduce PBLA to Your Students in Lower LevelsTutela
This instructional resource uses pictures and plain language to explain the concept of PBLA and the language companions to lower level students.

Needs Assessments

Instructional Resource: Pictorial Needs AssessmentTutela
This instructional resource is a pictorial needs assessment for instructors to use with CLB 1-2 and ESL/EAL Literacy students. It reflects 12 themes and can be used to help students identify the contents or situations in which they need to use English.

Instructional Resource: Needs AssessmentTutela
This instructional resource contains a thematically organized Needs Assessment Tool for use with CLB 4 and higher.

Organizational Tools

Instructional Resource: PBLA Master Inventory of AssessmentsTutela
This instructional resource contains blank inventory lists for listening, speaking, reading and writing assessments for CLB Stage 1 and 2 students. These lists can be used to keep track of portfolio contents.

Instructional Resource: PBLA Instructor Tracking GridTutela
This instructional resource contains a basic tracking grid for instructors to track their artefact list.

Instructional Resource: PBLA Student Binder ChecklistTutela
This instructional resource contains a summary checklist of student portfolio contents to make progress reports easier.

Instructional Resource: PBLA Portfolio Checklist for StudentsTutela
This instructional resource is intended to help students conduct their own portfolio review and clean-up and focus on the ability to maintain organized material as an important Essential Skill for life and work.

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