Our Clients

Recent clients and projects include:

The World Bank
The World Bank
  • Speaker at the World Bank Human Development Forum
  • Evaluated current program implementation and provided consulting on improving educational assessment practice in Africa, Asia and the Middle East
  • Advising on the design of the national student assessment system in Sierra Leone
  • Taught a course on the analysis, dissemination and communication of assessment results in Armenia
  • Co-authored Using the Results of a National Assessment of Educational Achievement, National Assessments of Educational Achievement, Volume 5
Canadian Council on Learning
Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)
  • Article contributed to the Canadian Council for Learning's 2007 State of Learning Report
  • Data analysis on health literacy scales derived from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL)
Caribbean Community Common Market (CARICOM)
Caribbean Community Common Market (CARICOM)
  • Technical consulting on adult literacy assessment
Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network
Canadian Language & Literacy Research Network
  • Directed a segmentation analysis of what it will take to address Canada's adult literacy challenge
  • Producing an overview of the economics of literacy based on existing research
  • Developing literacy standards for Canada's youth as input to a National Literacy Strategy
State of Qatar
State of Qatar
  • Overseeing a comparative analysis of data from the OECD's 2006 PISA study, focused on improving the quality of education in the State of Qatar
UK Department for International Development
UK Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Technical consulting and training for Pakistan's national educational assessment program
Tribal CTAD
Tribal CTAD
  • Benchmarking the UK Skills for Life initiative
US Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
US Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
  • Technical consulting on background questionnaires and development and approval process for educational assessments
Social Research and Demonstration Corporation Canada
Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, Canada (SRDC)
  • Developed an assessment of document literacy and numeracy for use in SRDC's Randomized Controlled Literacy Skill Upgrading trial in the Food and Accommodation Industry
Council of Ministers of Education Canada
Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)
  • Assisted CMEC in raising funds to supplement the sample in the 2011 PIAAC cycle and identified promising research elements and authors
Canadian Literacy and Learning Network
Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN)
  • Analysis of 2003 IALSS data to provide estimates of earnings increases and reductions in income support payments that would be realized through investment in literacy skills
Employment and Social Development Canada
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
  • Managed research aspects of a large-scale literacy skill upgrading project in the Wood Buffalo region of northern Alberta
  • Managed research aspects of a large-scale literacy skill upgrading project that offers training subsidies to employers conditional upon realizing 25 points or more of skill gain
  • Analysis of data and the development of literacy estimates for small areas in Canada using the 2003 PIAAC study
Ministry of Advanced Education Province of British Columbia
Ministry of Advanced Education, Province of British Columbia
  • Generated literacy skill profiles for small areas in BC
BC Colleges Province of British Columbia
BC Colleges, Province of British Columbia
  • Managing research aspects of Upskill, a project that upgrades the Essential Skill levels of college students
Association of Canadian Community Colleges
Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC)
  • Managed research aspects of the National Essential Skills framework project
Canada West Foundation
Canada West Foundation
  • Analysis of PIAAC data to profile skill shortages in Western Canada and associated costs, benefits and rates of return to investment in literacy
Asian Development Bank
Asian Development Bank
  • Developed student assessment and EMIS strategies for the Ministry of Education in Mongolia
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
  • Provided advice and training in student assessment methods
  • Provided advice and training for LARS, Rwanda's first student assessment