student assessment

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Data refute claims of ‘white supremacy’ in standardized testing

Ninety-two per cent of immigrant parents of K-12 children support standardized testing in schools.


10:17AM
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PISA results—a breakdown by province

Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick are among the lowest-scoring provinces on both assessments.


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PISA results—a snapshot of schools in Canada

When governments closed schools and disrupted learning, many families rediscovered the important contributions schools make to modern society.


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Schools shouldn’t abandon tests and exams

There’s a close link between background knowledge and reading comprehension.


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PISA results reveal similarities between some provinces and European countries

In science, Alberta outscored highly-ranked countries including Estonia and Finland.


9:25AM
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COVID school closures dealt predictable blow to student learning

Canada should finally create an expanded program of national testing of students.


8:08AM
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Canada’s PISA scores—good news, bad news

In each subject, the country's average scores have been declining over time.


8:31AM
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China’s PISA success—less than meets the eye

The urbanized region represents only 13 per cent of the country's total population.


9:02AM
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Western provinces see steep declines in PISA results

Among the provinces, B.C. had the second-largest decline in science.