During the pandemic, most provinces suspended their testing programs.
Provincewide assessments allow the public to see how students are doing in school.
Standardized tests measure student academic progress—but also help measure teacher performance.
The province's students were behind in math, science, and reading even before the pandemic.
Spending more on public schools for better educational results to brighten our children's future is one thing, but spending more and getting less should be unacceptable to everyone.
In the recent PISA assessment, the province’s score dropped well below the Canadian average.