Publications

Trends in STEM and BHASE graduates from public postsecondary institutions across Canadian provinces and territories 2010 to 2018

This fact sheet examines postsecondary graduates from both STEM and BHASE (non-STEM) fields of study from 2010 to 2018 in Canadian provinces and territories. It provides an overview of the increase in the number of STEM graduates in Canada and addresses related topics, including gender trends and disparities, graduates across levels of education and institution types, and international students. The publication also compares graduate data for Canadian provinces and territories to international data across OECD countries.

Categories: Education data and research, Postsecondary education

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

The Canadian report provides information on the performance of 15-year-old students on the assessment of global competence as well as on six student questionnaire constructs: awareness of global issues; self-efficacy regarding global issues; respect for people from other cultures; interest in learning about other cultures; attitudes toward equal rights for immigrants; and sense of agency with respect to global issues.

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

TIMSS 2019 Canadian Results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study

This report presents the Canadian results of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2019. It provides information on the mathematics and science achievement at the Grade 4 level and describes factors influencing learning in the home and school environment in Canada. Results are reported at both Canadian and international levels, with comparisons across participating Canadian provinces as well as with participating countries.

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

Assessment Matters! Issue 17 - Are You Smarter Than a Fourth Grader?

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

Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective 2020

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 2020.

Categories: Education data and research

Assessment Matters! Issue 16 - How Do Canadian Youth Perceive Careers in the Trades?

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

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