CMEC to Release Latest Report on the Performance of Canadian Grade 8 Students in Reading, Math, and Science

TORONTO, April 24, 2018 – The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), will be presenting results from its latest assessment of the performance of Canadian Grade 8 students (Secondary II in Quebec) on April 30, 2018.

The Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) provides Canada with a report card in three core subjects: reading, mathematics, and science. PCAP 2016 tested approximately 27,000 students from close to 1,500 schools across the country. Reading was the major focus of PCAP 2016.

Of particular interest to media:

  • PCAP and its predecessor, the School Achievement Indicators Program (SAIP), have been providing statistically valid, comparable data on student performance in Canada for close to a quarter century.
  •  PCAP 2016 offers a broadly based, pan-Canadian portrait of student achievement, as well as results by province, by gender, and by official language.
  • PCAP is a cyclical assessment, first administered in 2007 and subsequently in 2010 and again in 2013. With PCAP 2016, results over time for student performance in all three subject areas will be reported.
  • PCAP was developed to complement key international assessments such as OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to maximize testing efficiency and enable validation of our results at the international level.

 

Preliminary program for April 30, 2018

5 a.m. EDT

PCAP 2016 report made available on-line

 

https://www.cmec.ca/Publications/Lists/Publications/Attachments/381/PCAP-2016-Public-Report-EN.pdf

 

Twitter hashtag: #pcap16

 

During the day

 

Other dates and times may be possible

Individual interviews in English or French

 

The Honourable Rob Fleming, Minister of Education, British Columbia

 

Ms. Chantal C. Beaulieu, Executive Director of CMEC

 

 

About CMEC

Founded in 1967, CMEC is the collective voice of Canada’s ministers of education. It provides leadership in education at the pan-Canadian and international levels and contributes to the exercise of the exclusive jurisdiction of provinces and territories over education.

CMEC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. For more information, visit us at www.cmec.ca.

 

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