Testing and Assessment by the Public Service Commission The Public Service Commission (PSC) is responsible for evaluating second official language proficiency in appointment processes through the Second Language Evaluation (SLE) standardized tests for oral proficiency, written expression and reading comprehension in both English and French. The PSC supports deputy heads in maintaining and enhancing a merit-based appointment system by sharing knowledge and providing advice and guidance. The PSC reviews and provides advice to improve assessment tools and processes. Departments and agencies also have access to a range of standardized assessment tools, developed and maintained by the PSC, for selection and development. 2016-10-31 2017-02-15 Public Service Commission of Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Government and PoliticsLanguage and LinguisticsPSCPublic Service CommissionTestingLanguagesOral proficiencyWritten expressionReading comprehensionAssessment Supporting DocumentationPDF https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/psc-cfp/documents/data-donnees/ar-ra/2016/ppc-cpp/ppc-cpp-documentation-eng.pdf Supporting DocumentationPDF https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/psc-cfp/documents/data-donnees/ar-ra/2016/ppc-cpp/ppc-cpp-documentation-fra.pdf Pass rates for the English and French Test of Oral Proficiency, by level and fiscal yearCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/psc-cfp/documents/data-donnees/ar-ra/2016/ppc-cpp/CFPPSC_AR3A.csv Pass rates for the English and French Test of Written Expression, by level and fiscal yearCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/psc-cfp/documents/data-donnees/ar-ra/2016/ppc-cpp/CFPPSC_AR3B.csv Pass rates for the English and French Reading Comprehension Test, by level and fiscal yearCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/psc-cfp/documents/data-donnees/ar-ra/2016/ppc-cpp/CFPPSC_AR3C.csv Executive and non-Executive assessment volumes, by fiscal yearCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/psc-cfp/documents/data-donnees/ar-ra/2016/ppc-cpp/CFPPSC_AR3D.csv Paper/pencil and on-line testing usage, by fiscal yearCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/psc-cfp/documents/data-donnees/ar-ra/2016/ppc-cpp/CFPPSC_AR3E.csv Departmental tests administered using the On-line Testing Facility (OLTF) platform, by fiscal yearCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/psc-cfp/documents/data-donnees/ar-ra/2016/ppc-cpp/CFPPSC_AR3F.csv Number of second language evaluation tests administered, by test and fiscal yearCSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/psc-cfp/documents/data-donnees/ar-ra/2016/ppc-cpp/CFPPSC_AR3G.csv

Testing and Assessment by the Public Service Commission

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is responsible for evaluating second official language proficiency in appointment processes through the Second Language Evaluation (SLE) standardized tests for oral proficiency, written expression and reading comprehension in both English and French.

The PSC supports deputy heads in maintaining and enhancing a merit-based appointment system by sharing knowledge and providing advice and guidance. The PSC reviews and provides advice to improve assessment tools and processes. Departments and agencies also have access to a range of standardized assessment tools, developed and maintained by the PSC, for selection and development.

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Supporting Documentation Guide PDF English Access
Supporting Documentation Guide PDF French Access
Pass rates for the English and French Test of Oral Proficiency, by level and fiscal year Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Pass rates for the English and French Test of Written Expression, by level and fiscal year Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Pass rates for the English and French Reading Comprehension Test, by level and fiscal year Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Executive and non-Executive assessment volumes, by fiscal year Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Paper/pencil and on-line testing usage, by fiscal year Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Departmental tests administered using the On-line Testing Facility (OLTF) platform, by fiscal year Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Number of second language evaluation tests administered, by test and fiscal year Dataset CSV English
French
Access

Comments (5)

Il serait nécessaire de metre en ligne les micro données pour que cela soit utile. Par exemple, les differences dans les taux de réussite à travers le temps ne peuvent être dues qu'à un effet de composition dans la population qui passé les examens. Mais n'ayant aucune information sur les caratéristiques des candidats (age, sexe, années d'expérience, nom,bre de fois à l'examen, etc.) les données ne peuvent pas être analyser de façon intelligente. Merci

Bonjour Mathieu, merci pour votre commentaire. J'ai transmis vos commentaires au propriétaire des données pour leur information. Cordialement, Momin L'équipe du Gouvernment Ouvert

Message from PSC: Nous vous remercions de votre commentaire et de votre intérêt pour ces données. La CFP a l'intention de développer une stratégie pour le partage de renseignements additionnels à l'avenir. Thank you for your comment and interest in this data. The PSC intends to develop a strategy for sharing additional data in the future.

Where are the statistics for E results?

Thank you for you interest in this data and we are pleased to provide you with additional information regarding the Second Language Evaluation (SLE) pass rates. Those who take the test and obtain an exemption (E) from future testing have demonstrated they exceed the requirements for all positions, so they are always included among those who have passed (whether at the A, B or C level), however statistics on exemption rates specifically are not calculated. A test is considered a “pass” if the test-taker meets or exceeds the level required for the position to which they are applying.