Publications

Measuring up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA 2018 Study - The Performance of Canadian 15-Year-Olds in Financial Literacy

This report provides a high-level description of the Canadian results from the financial literacy component of the 2018 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The report presents both national and provincial results 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

Proceedings of the 2018 Pan-Canadian Research Conference: Learning from PISA and Other Large-Scale Assessment Projects

Pan-Canadian Research Conference was organized by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada and held on October 3–4, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario. The goal of the conference was to highlight the use of Canadian data in studies related to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and other large-scale assessment (LSA) projects and to promote the use of data to help address relevant policy issues. The conference presentations were organized according to four themes: opportunity to learn, exploring achievement gaps, what the data tell us about schools and classrooms, and beyond the core competencies.

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

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