Real World Assessment Task Bank – Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Brief Description:

This Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) aligned resource includes stand-alone assessment tasks for use by LINC programs.


The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) has developed a bank of “real world” assessment tasks for use by LINC programs. The project development team included 22 OCDSB ESL/LINC Instructors, 2 PBLA Leads, and over 190 Instructors who piloted the tasks from over 70 organizations across Canada.

The tasks are available for download at: The password is: “instructor”

Note: These single skill, stand-alone assessment tasks are not lessons or module plans. Task based assessments should always be part of a planned unit of inter-related language tasks on a specific topic.