International tests show B.C. student achievement has dropped in recent years, especially in math.
The more students know about a topic, the more likely they’ll be able to understand what they read.
By December 2020, a large body of research showed that children represented two per cent or less of COVID.
The province's Grade 4 students suffered learning losses due to pandemic disruptions.
Without systematic instruction in phonics, students are unlikely to become proficient readers.
A recent poll found that 80 per cent of Ontario parents support standardized testing.
Unfortunately, British Columbia's new curriculum focuses on the process of learning rather than on actual content.
In math, there’s a premium on efficiency and accuracy.
According to the school board, it scrapped exams to better support the mental health and well-being of students.
Tests are the best way to assess students on actual knowledge and skills acquired in a course.