Update on Second Language Evaluation computer-generated testing (12-23)

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2012-10-24

Contact: Nathalie Connolly, Manager, E-testing and Test Administration, 613-996-8842 or nathalie.connolly@cfp-psc.gc.ca.

In August 2012, the Public Service Commission (PSC) published a Letter to Heads of Human Resources to announce that on October 29, 2012, the PSC would be launching computer-generated testing (CGT) for assessing second official language and would be introducing pilot testing into its official Second Language Evaluation (SLE) tests (Update on the Second Language Evaluation Test of Written Expression and Test of Reading Comprehension in the Second Official Language (12-14)).

It has recently come to our attention that the software upgrades required for CGT, in PSC regional offices and in other organizations, will necessitate a delay in the launch. 

While some organizations have already installed these updates, the PSC wants to minimize any disruption that this change may cause for all organizations. 

We will be consulting with our own regional offices and organizations about their needs. Following these consultations, a new launch date will be announced.

In the meantime, PSC offices and organizations will continue to use the existing suite of SLE reading and writing tests.

If you have questions about test operations, please contact Nathalie Connolly at 613-996-8842, or by e-mail at nathalie.connolly@cfp-psc.gc.ca.

Thank you for your continued collaboration.

Sincerely,

Gerry Thom
Vice-president
Staffing and Assessment Services Branch