CMEC releases pan-Canadian report – Ontario’s results are positive

October 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm 1 comment

The CMEC has released a report titled PCAP 2013 Report on the Pan-Canadian Assessment of Science, Reading, and Mathematics. This is one of the few assessments that compares the achievement of Canadian students between different provinces. There are chapters summarizing the achievement of students for each province.

Page 1 outlines the purpose: “…young Canadians in different jurisdictions learn many similar skills in reading, mathematics, and science. PCAP has been designed to determine whether students across Canada reach similar levels of performance in these core disciplines at about the same age, and to complement existing jurisdictional assessments with comparative Canada-wide data on the achievement levels attained by Grade 8/Secondary II students across the country”

Page 191 brings together the overall conclusions:  “Highest achievement per domain is found in Alberta and Ontario for science, Ontario for reading, and Quebec for mathematics. Ontario is the only province in which students achieve at or above the Canadian mean in each of science, reading, and mathematics” (me: this quotation represents two sentences only…read report  more for a comprehensive summary).

This is large publication. If you are like me -a headline reader – you can also read the CMEC news release, or the Globe and Mail article Tests show provincial difference in math, reading, science education by Kate Hammer and Caroline Alphonse.

Check it out, Rowan

 

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EduGains, Math in Motion, October issue available Toronto Vital Signs Report 2014 released

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