Assessments & Resources

A starting point for skills development!

Skills for Success & Essential Skills (ES) assessments measure core skills that include reading, document use, and numeracy and provide a score that relates to workplace performance. Assessment results:

  • Recognize learners skills;
  • Identify skills to build;
  • Provide an indicator of readiness for training and work

Douglas College is a distributor for two Skills for Success / Essential Skills Assessment Tools:

WESA (Workplace Essentials Skills Assessment), Essential Skills Group: 

WESA is an online assessment that helps to predict how well students will do in learning and/or the workplace. The online assessment provides students the opportunity to assess one or more workplace focused skill areas including:

  • Reading
  • Numeracy
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Digital

 

WESA also assesses five Success Traits to provide a measure of workplace focused social-emotional skills:

  • Task Performance
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Stability
  • Working with Others
  • Open Mindedness
 

 

For WESA pricing and access information visit here.

 

TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills), Bow Valley College:

TOWES is a nationally recognized suite of assessment and training products that use authentic Canadian work and life content to assess and improve critical skills for success in working, learning and life. TOWES measures:

  • Reading
  • Document Use
  • Numeracy

 

  • General series assessments
  • Sector series assessments

For TOWES pricing and access information visit here.

 


Let us help you!

Completion of the Introduction to Essential Skills course and ES Assessments, Interpretation and Application is highly recommended for organizations wishing to purchase assessment tools. If preferred, let Douglas College handle the assessment process for you.

Assessment Test, Debriefing, and Reports:

Douglas College has extensive experience working with test takers to proctor Essential Skills Assessments, interpret results, write formal reports, and debrief with test-takers.

Essential Skills Tools and Resources:

There are literally hundreds of Essential Skills tools and resources, and it can be overwhelming to locate what will work best for you.  Feel free to download our Tools and Resources List that includes a number of websites that could be of benefit to you.

To Order or Inquire – Please contact us by:

Email: essentialskills@douglascollege.ca
or
Phone: 604-777-6152

 


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To Order Assessments or Inquire:

Email: Essential Skills

Call: 604-777-6152