Web-Based Assessments

Our mission is to provide our clients with world-best web-based assessments, to fairly and accurately determine skill levels and implement effective, efficient learning solutions.

TOWES web-based assessments are the latest and most innovative products for accurately measuring literacy and essential skills. The web-based delivery format allows for enhanced features:

  • Accessible: they are priced to allow access for a wide variety of users.
  • Flexible: they are configured in a way that can meet a variety of testing situations and program goals.
  • Adaptive: they adapt to the clients' skills levels as they proceed through the assessment. This adaptive format reduces testing time while achieving greater precision.
  • Real-time: valid, reliable scores are available immediately upon test completion.

Built using the most current science in the world related to literacy and numeracy skill development our web-based products deliver, in real time, valid, reliable, precise assessment of these critical skills.

Scores for web-based products are reported on the same internationally recognized proficiency scales as the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS).

TOWES Focus - Available in English and French

TOWES FOCUS measures literacy and essential skills at multiple levels. This assessment is ideal for benchmarking clients' skills for foundational and remedial training programs, for grouping clients with common learning needs, for formative and summative assessments, and to measure skill gains for system accountability.

TOWES Foundation - Available in English and French

TOWES Foundation is a reading diagnostic tool for clients with lower level literacy skills. The purpose of this tool is to help instructors and literacy specialists identify specific gaps in foundational reading skills. TOWES Foundation was developed based on the latest research into fluid and automatic reading.

Reading components assessed are:

  • Letter Recognition
  • Working Memory
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Receptive Vocabulary

TOWES Sharp Coming Soon!- Available in English and French

TOWES Sharp measures literacy and essential skills at multiple levels and is designed for employment and other high stakes assessment. TOWES Sharp provides detailed and highly accurate information pertaining to an individual's skills with sufficient statistical details to support using the tool for decision making purposes.

TOWES Target Coming Soon! - Available in English and French

TOWES Target quickly pinpoints if a client's skills are above or below the threshold between level 2 and 3. Level 3 is widely recognized as the desired level for success in training and employment; TOWES Target efficiently and accurately identifies those who meet this criteria.

 

Scores for web-based products are reported on the same internationally recognized proficiency scales as the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

Built using the most current science in the world related to literacy and numeracy skill development our web-based products deliver, in real time, valid, reliable, precise assessment of these critical skills.

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p: 403.410.3200
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