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.
There’s a close link between background knowledge and reading comprehension.
Canada should finally create an expanded program of national testing of students.
In each subject, the country's average scores have been declining over time.
The urbanized region represents only 13 per cent of the country's total population.
Among the provinces, B.C. had the second-largest decline in science.
During the pandemic, most provinces suspended their testing programs.
Provincewide assessments allow the public to see how students are doing in school.