student performance

3:06PM
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Ontario spends more on education while student test scores decline

Spending on public schools in Ontario increased from $25.5 billion to $27.9 billion.


11:57AM
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Overall average provincial scores drop in all three PISA test subjects

Three years later B.C. has fallen to fourth place in reading, science and math.


11:44AM
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PISA results include good news for Canadian education—and some early warning signs

Canada’s lowest average score was in math—12th overall.


3:23PM
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Upcoming PISA results will shed light on student performance across Canada
Canada’s national math score dropped 16 points from 2003 to 2015.

11:52AM
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Study exposes ‘class size’ myth in Canada

Singapore, the top-scoring country in math and science , had eight more students (on average) in its high school classes than Canada.


9:35AM
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Smaller classes don’t necessarily mean better student outcomes

After a certain point, you get less “bang for the buck” for any additional spending.


9:48AM
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More spending doesn’t equal better results in government-run schools

PISA tests results are widely considered the global “gold standard” for measurement in this area.


11:34AM
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Reality check—smaller high school classes don’t improve student performance

Ontario’s larger classes will remain smaller than classes in Quebec and Alberta.


9:37AM
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Student performance does not reflect increased spending on Ontario public schools

Spending on public schools in Ontario increased from $20.2 billion to $26.6 billion.