Publications

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

Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective 2018

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 12 of the indicators presented in the OECD publication Education at a Glance 2018.

Categories: Education data and research

Assessment Matters! Issue 12 - Bullying: What’s Happening in Our Schools?

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

CMEC Symposium on Indigenizing Teacher Education (2018)

The CMEC Symposium on Indigenizing Teacher Education took place in July 2018 at the University of British Columbia, which is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. The symposium gathered participants from across Canada, along with Elders and students, to share their perspectives on the Indigenization of teacher education programs (TEP) and how to help teachers Indigenize their K–12 classrooms.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Teacher education and professional development, Teachers and Teaching

Measuring up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA 2015 Study – The Performance of Canadian 15-Year-Olds in Collaborative Problem Solving

This report provides a high-level description of the Canadian results from the collaborative problem-solving component of the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The report presents both national and provincial results and complements the information presented in the PISA 2015 international report.

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

Assessment Matters! Issue 11 – But Do They Know the Value of Money?

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

G20 Education Ministerial Meeting and the Education and Joint Education and Employment Ministerial Meeting - Report of the Canadian Delegation

The G20 Education Ministerial Meeting and the Joint Education and Employment Ministerial Meeting were hosted by the government of Argentina, the 2018 G20 president. The meetings brought together education ministers and leaders from around the world to discuss best practices in curriculum reform, teacher training, innovative education strategies, and education financing, both domestic and international. The report of the Canadian delegation captures these discussions.

Categories: Access to Learning, Adult Education, Civic and Citizenship Education, Diversity, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Learning Outcomes, Skills Training, Teachers and Teaching, Priorities and Goals in Education

2018 OECD Skills Summit, June 28–29, 2018, Porto, Portugal

This report contains the main highlights of the June 2018 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Skills Summit, which was co-organized by the OECD and the government of Portugal. Exploring the theme of “skills for a digital world,” the summit focused on three main areas: risks and opportunities in a digital world; rethinking education and lifelong learning policies; and better skills policies for tomorrow’s world. Participants discussed the impact of digitalization on workplaces, what governments are doing to ensure that citizens are equipped with the skills they need to participate effectively in an increasingly digitalized world, and how institutional policies can be redesigned to be more responsive to the challenges and opportunities of a digitized world.

Categories: Civic and Citizenship Education, Early childhood education, Elementary and secondary education, Enrolment and graduation, Information and Communication Technologies, International Organizations and Meetings, Learner transitions, Learning Outcomes, Lifelong learning, Postsecondary education, Skills Training, Technical and vocational education, Priorities and Goals in Education