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Assessment Matters! is a series of policy-oriented research notes designed to explore educational issues in Canada and Canadian jurisdictions. These notes are based on the results of international and national assessment programs, including the Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP), the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
This report is produced as part of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP). It allows readers to compare data for the provinces and territories with data for OECD countries. The indicators presented in this report are parallel to 11 of the indicators presented in the OECD publication Education at a Glance 2013.
This report examines the language competencies that research indicates are important for elementary and secondary teachers in English and French first-language schools to have for effective professional practice and teaching excellence.
This report provides the initial results for Canada and the provinces from OECD's PISA 2012. PISA is a triennial survey of the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds near the end of their compulsory schooling. The report presents both national and provincial results in mathematics, reading, and science, and complements the information presented in the PISA 2012 international report.
This report provides the initial results from OECD's PISA 2012. PISA is a triennial survey of the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds near the end of their compulsory schooling. The major focus of the 2012 assessment was mathematics, with a secondary focus on reading and science. Results are compared across 65 countries and economies around the world.
This report provides initial data from OECD's landmark study of skills, the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). PIAAC measures skills in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE) among adults between the ages of 16 and 65, in 24 countries and sub-national regions.
This report provides initial Canadian data from OECD's landmark study of skills, the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). It offers results for Canada as a whole, as well as for individual provinces and territories. In addition, the report looks at the relationships between skills proficiency and a range of socio-demographic characteristics, and presents first results on the literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE) skills of Aboriginal populations, immigrants, and official-language minority communities.
Pan-Canadian Framework for Cultural Appropriation in French-Language Schools
Pan-Canadian framework for cultural appropriation in French-language schools
The 2012 report is the latest update on jurisdictional practices related to credit transfer in postsecondary education since the CMEC Working Group on Credit Transfer was established. The report highlights the activities, achievements, and future plans of each jurisdiction.
This report summarizes the main issues discussed at the Education World Forum, held in January 2013, and provides the main messages conveyed by the Canadian delegation to forum participants. The event brought together more than 100 ministers of education to discuss their experiences in education policy-making.
This report summarizes the main issues discussed at the 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM), held in August 2012 in Mauritius. It also provides the main messages conveyed by the Canadian delegation to participants. The theme for the 2012 conference was “Education in the Commonwealth: Bridging the Gap as We Accelerate Towards Achieving Internationally Agreed Goals (IAGs).”
This report summarizes the main issues discussed at the First Consultation of the Americas – Ministers of Education: “A New Culture of Health in the School Context,” held in October 2012 in Mexico City. It also provides the main messages conveyed by the Canadian delegation to participants. The consultation focused on successful practices in four priority areas: obesity, lack of physical activity, substance abuse, and sexual and reproductive health.
Through Explore and Destination Clic, bursaries are granted to students across Canada to enable them to enrol in five-week immersion courses in either French or English at accredited postsecondary institutions. The programs are funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage and administered by the provinces and territories, in conjunction with CMEC. The report for 2007-08 looks at the organization and administration of the programs, financial and statistical data, and evaluations by multiple stakeholders.
This annual report outlines the 2007-08 Accent and Odyssey programs, including the selection and training of language assistants and the administration, finance, evaluation, and relevant statistical data of the programs.
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