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This report provides the initial results for Canada and the provinces from OECD's PISA 2015. PISA is a triennial survey of the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds near the end of their compulsory schooling. The report presents both national and provincial results in science, reading, and mathematics, and complements the information presented in the PISA 2015 international report.
This report provides the initial results from OECD's PISA 2015. PISA is a triennial survey of the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds near the end of their compulsory schooling. The major focus of the 2015 assessment was science, with a secondary focus on reading and mathematics. Results are compared across 72 countries and economies around the world.
Assessment Matters! is a series of policy-oriented research notes designed to explore educational issues in Canada and Canadian jurisdictions. These notes are based on the results of international and national assessment programs, including the Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP), the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
The 2016 International Summit on the Teaching Profession was hosted by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Lander in the Federal Republic of Germany, in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Education International. The summit brought together official delegations of ministers of education, union leaders, outstanding teachers, and other education experts, as well as observers, from 22 high-achieving or rapidly improving countries, as measured by student performance in OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). While previous summits focused on raising the quality and status of the teaching profession, teacher evaluation, and the challenges of providing equitable access to excellent teaching, the theme of the 2016 summit was “Teachers' Professional Learning and Growth: Creating the Conditions to Achieve Quality Teaching for Excellent Learning Outcomes,” and centred on the knowledge, skills, and character dispositions that successful teachers require; the policies that help teachers acquire the competencies they need to be effective; and how governments can implement these policies effectively. The report captures these discussions.
This report examines the results from PCAP 2013 in relation to variables derived from questionnaires completed by students, teachers, and school principals. It reports the results both descriptively and using simple and multiple regression models.
PCAP is methodologically highly complex, requiring intensive collaboration among stakeholders. The PCAP 2013 Technical Report describes those methodologies, along with other features that have enabled PCAP to provide high quality data. The descriptions are provided at a level that will enable review and, potentially, replication of the implemented procedures and technical solutions to problems.
This report summarizes the main issues discussed at the 2014 Education World Forum held in London, UK, from January 19 to 22, 2014. Under the theme of “Planning for 2015 — Policy-making catalyst for a decade ahead: measurement, reach and enterprise,” education ministers and officials discussed issues such as the impact of data on learning, driving improvement in education, and youth employment challenges and solutions.
The 2015 International Summit on the Teaching Profession was hosted by CMEC and the Learning Partnership, a Canadian national education non-profit, and organized in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Education International. The summit brought together official delegations of ministers of education, union leaders, outstanding teachers, and other education experts, as well as observers, from 20 countries. The theme of the summit was “Implementing Highly Effective Teacher Policy and Practice,” and three interrelated topics that are critical to the success of education systems were discussed: promoting and developing effective leadership; valuing teachers and strengthening their effectiveness; and encouraging innovation to create 21st-century learning environments. The report captures these discussions.
This report presents the results of the International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) 2013 for the Canadian jurisdictions that participated in the study. It provides information on the achievement of Grade 8 students in computer and information literacy, contextual information on different factors explaining students' results, and an overview of approaches to CIL teaching and learning in various jurisdictions. Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador were the only two Canadian provinces that participated in the study, and their results are compared against 20 countries around the world.
This report presents the results of the 2013 International Computer and Information Literacy Study in which 21 countries and education systems, including two Canadian provinces, participated. It provides information on the achievement of Grade 8 students in computer and information literacy, as well as contextual information on different factors explaining students' results.
The Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP), a collaborative effort among Canadian provinces and territories, is a survey of the knowledge and skills of students in Grade 8/Secondary II in the core subject areas. The 2013 report describes the performance of Grade 8 students in the third administration of PCAP, in which the major domain was science and the secondary or minor domains were reading and mathematics. CMEC developed PCAP to ensure the availability of statistically valid, comparable data on student achievement which can be used by education researchers, policy-makers, and government officials to understand and make improvements to provincial and territorial education systems.
This report summarizes the main issues discussed at the fourth International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP), which took place in Wellington, New Zealand, on March 28 and 29, 2014. The summit brought together more than 300 teaching professionals and policy-makers around the theme of “Excellence, Equity and Inclusiveness — High-Quality Teaching for All.” The report provides the main messages conveyed by the Canadian delegation to the meeting participants, including the announcement that Canada will host the 2015 summit in Banff, Alberta.
This report describes the findings from a series of six focus groups conducted throughout Canada to identify the barriers to certification and workforce integration of internationally educated teachers. The focus groups examined four specific stages of the integration process: the preparation prior to coming to Canada, the process of obtaining teaching licences in a given province or territory, the experience of securing a teaching position, and the transition into a provincial or territorial school system.
This report examines the language competencies that research indicates are important for elementary and secondary teachers in English and French first-language schools to have for effective professional practice and teaching excellence.
This report provides the initial results for Canada and the provinces from OECD's PISA 2012. PISA is a triennial survey of the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds near the end of their compulsory schooling. The report presents both national and provincial results in mathematics, reading, and science, and complements the information presented in the PISA 2012 international report.
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