Ninety-two per cent of immigrant parents of K-12 children support standardized testing in schools.
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick are among the lowest-scoring provinces on both assessments.
Canada should finally create an expanded program of national testing of students.
In Ontario, 52 per cent of students in Sixth Grade failed to meet provincial standards in mathematics.
Standardized testing provides an objective assessment of student progress and proficiency in core subjects.
Students in the province now write numeracy and literacy assessments that don’t count towards their final marks.