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

Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: Sustainable Development Goal 4 in Canada

This report provides a framework to share information at the pan-Canadian and international levels on work underway in Canada to achieve SDG 4. The report builds on SDG 4 data and indicators and includes, where possible, provincial and territorial data.

Categories: Adult Education, Early childhood education, Education for sustainable development, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Postsecondary education, Technical and vocational education

Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: Sustainable Development Goal 4 in Canada, Appendix A

This document is an appendix to the CMEC report Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: Sustainable Development Goal 4 in Canada. It includes source tables for the data presented throughout the CMEC report.

Categories: Adult Education, Early childhood education, Education for sustainable development, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Postsecondary education, Technical and vocational 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

Pan-Canadian Systems-Level Framework on Global Competencies

In 2016, the ministers of Education articulated six broad global competencies. This reference framework, which is nonprescriptive, maps out broad directions for the integration of these global competencies in education and helps policy-makers, school leaders, educators, and communities in provinces and territories to include global competencies in education.

Categories: Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Teaching tools and resources, Teachers and teaching

Pan-Canadian Systems-Level Framework on Global Competencies: Literature Review

This literature review informed the development of the Pan-Canadian Systems-Level Framework on Global Competencies and included an in-depth international and pan-Canadian review that focused on trends in competencies and competency-based education, and examined the system transformation undertaken in several education systems, including those of Canadian provinces and territories.

Categories: Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Teaching tools and resources, Teachers and teaching

Pan-Canadian Global Competencies : Backgrounder

This document provides an overview of the pan-Canadian global competencies. Building on strong foundations of numeracy and literacy, global competencies at CMEC is a pan-Canadian effort to prepare students for a complex and unpredictable future with rapidly changing political, social, economic, technological, and ecological landscapes.

Categories: Education for sustainable development, Elementary and secondary education, Lifelong learning, Teachers and teaching

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