student achievement

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Student testing in Canada requires much-needed reform

Quebec students have consistently outperformed their peers in all other provinces.


4:38PM
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N.L. students falling behind in mathematics

In the recent PISA assessment, the province’s score dropped well below the Canadian average.


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Union leaders want smaller classes, yet the evidence does not support their claims

Ontario union leaders say proposed increases to the number of students per teacher will hurt the quality of education in the province.


10:59AM
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Ottawa shouldn’t meddle in K-12 education

Independent school enrolment reaches a high of 12.8 per cent in B.C. and a low of 0.8 per cent in New Brunswick.


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.


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.