standardized tests

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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.


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Parents want standardized tests even if unions don’t

In Ontario, 52 per cent of students in Sixth Grade failed to meet provincial standards in mathematics.


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Nine out of 10 parents in Atlantic Canada support standardized testing

Standardized testing provides an objective assessment of student progress and proficiency in core subjects.


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B.C. government should revitalize standardized testing in schools

Students in the province now write numeracy and literacy assessments that don’t count towards their final marks.


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P.E.I. demonstrates value of standardized testing in schools
The province's students, who used to score at the bottom, now score at the Canadian average.

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Alberta government should revitalize standardized testing
The province's Grade 12 exams used to be worth 50 per cent of a student’s final grade compared to 10 per cent this school year.

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Provincial governments should strengthen—not weaken—standardized testing in schools

Today's tests place less emphasis on subject-specific knowledge than they once did.