Publications

Assessment Matters! Issue 15 - What Did You Have for Breakfast This Morning?

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).

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education

Assessment Matters! Issue 14 - PCAP 2016 – How is Grade 8 reading literacy assessed in PCAP?

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).

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Learning outcomes, Literacy

Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective 2019

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 2019.

Categories: Education data and research

PISA 2018 Results: What School Life Means for Students’ Lives (Volume III)

Volume III, along with volumes I and II, provides the initial results from OECD’s PISA 2018. 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 2018 assessment was reading, with a secondary focus on mathematics and science. Volume III focuses on the physical and emotional health of students, the role of teachers and parents in shaping the school climate, and the social life at school. This volume also examines indicators of student well-being, and how these are related to the school climate.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Learning outcomes, Literacy

PISA 2018 Results: Where All Students Can Succeed (Volume II)

Volume II, along with volumes I and III, provides the initial results from OECD’s PISA 2018. 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 2018 assessment was reading, with a secondary focus on mathematics and science. Volume II examines gender differences in student performance, and the links between students’ socioeconomic status and immigrant background, on the one hand, and student performance and well-being, on the other.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Learning outcomes, Literacy

PISA 2018 Results: What Students Know and Can Do (Volume I)

Volume I, along with volumes II and III, provides the initial results from OECD’s PISA 2018. 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 2018 assessment was reading, with a secondary focus on mathematics and science. Volume I provides a detailed examination of student performance in reading, mathematics, and science, and describes how performance has changed since previous PISA assessments.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Learning outcomes, Literacy

Measuring up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA 2018 Study – The Performance of Canadian 15-Year-Olds in Reading, Mathematics, and Science

This report provides the initial results for Canada and the provinces from OECD’s PISA 2018. 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 reading, mathematics, and science, and complements the information presented in the PISA 2018 international report.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Learning outcomes, Literacy

Assessment Matters! Issue 13 - Paper-based and On-line Text: Implications for Pedagogy and Reading Success

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).

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Learning outcomes, Literacy

PCAP 2016 Technical Report

PCAP is highly complex methodologically, requiring intensive collaboration among stakeholders. The PCAP 2016 Technical Report describes those methodologies, along with other features that have enabled PCAP to provide high- quality data. The information gained by this pan-Canadian assessment provides ministers of education with a basis for examining the curriculum and other aspects of their school systems.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Literacy

PCAP2016 Contextual Report on Student Achievement in Reading

Secondary analysis undertaken as part of the PCAP 2016 Contextual Report on Student Achievement in Reading explored how resources and school and classroom conditions, as well as student characteristics and family circumstances, may impact reading achievement in Grade 8/Secondary II students.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Literacy