Government & Research

TOWES is an accurate, reliable and efficient tool for measuring skill.  It was developed in Canada and contains authentic Canadian work and life material. TOWES products provide an unbiased and accurate assessment of the foundational skills need for working, learning and living in Canada.

Government and researchers rely on TOWES for use in accountability and analysis applications. TOWES provides:

  • Valid assessment that measures skills in the context of the Canadian labour market.
  • Direct linkages to reputable national and international literacy studies.
  • A highly accurate mechanism for measuring skill gains on pre and post assessment.
  • A solid demonstration of participant skill gain in program and system accountability measurement.
  • Predictive framework which correlates the relationship between the skills measured on TOWES and various learning and labour market outcomes.
  • A breadth of supporting research confirming the tools' validity and reliability.


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