Education Policy

— May 10, 2022
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Testing Canadian K-12 Students—Regional Variability, Room for Improvement

Testing of Canadian K-12 Students: Regional Variability and Room for Improvement finds that governments across Canada could improve provincewide student testing programs by offering regular uniform testing at multiple grade levels and making school and district performance results available to the public, which would incentivize educational improvements.

— Mar 29, 2022
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The Decline of Standardized Testing in Canada

The Decline of Standardized Testing in Canada finds that the erosion of standardized testing in schools across the country will limit the ability of parents, teachers and principals to measure student performance and the overall health of the education system.

— Jan 27, 2022
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Strong Parental Support for Standardized Testing across Canada

Strong Parental Support for Standardized Testing across Canada is a new study that finds 84 per cent of parents of school-aged children in Canada support standardized testing to understand how their child and their child’s school are performing in reading, writing and mathematics, according to a new Leger poll.

— Jan 11, 2022
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Worrying Trends in BC’s Testing of Grade 10 Students

Worrying Trends in BC’s Testing of Grade 10 Students finds that in 2019/20 only 40 per cent of Grade 10 students in British Columbia scored proficient or above in numeracy and only 75 per cent scored proficient or above in literacy.

— Aug 26, 2021
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Education Spending in Public Schools in Canada, Fall 2021

Education Spending in Public Schools in Canada, Fall 2021 finds from 2014/15 to 2018/19 per-student education spending increased across Canada, with compensation (salaries, benefits and pensions) accounting for most of the growth in spending.

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