Publications

PCAP2019 Contextual Report on Student Achievement in Mathematics

Secondary analysis undertaken as part of the PCAP 2019 Contextual Report on Student Achievement in Mathematics explored how resources and school and classroom conditions, as well as student characteristics and family circumstances, may impact mathematics achievement in Grade 8/Secondary II students.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Literacy

PCAP 2019 Report on the Pan-Canadian Assessment of Mathematics, Reading, and Science

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 2019 report describes the performance of Grade 8 students in the fifth administration of PCAP, in which the major domain was mathematics and the secondary or minor domains were reading and science. 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.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education

Measuring up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA 2018 Study - The Performance of Canadian 15-Year-Olds in Global Competence

The Canadian report provides information on the performance of 15-year-old students on the assessment of global competence as well as on six student questionnaire constructs: awareness of global issues; self-efficacy regarding global issues; respect for people from other cultures; interest in learning about other cultures; attitudes toward equal rights for immigrants; and sense of agency with respect to global issues.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Learning outcomes, Literacy

TIMSS 2019 Canadian Results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study

This report presents the Canadian results of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2019. It provides information on the mathematics and science achievement at the Grade 4 level and describes factors influencing learning in the home and school environment in Canada. Results are reported at both Canadian and international levels, with comparisons across participating Canadian provinces as well as with participating countries.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Literacy

Measuring up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA 2018 Study - The Performance of Canadian 15-Year-Olds in Financial Literacy

This report provides a high-level description of the Canadian results from the financial literacy component of the 2018 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The report presents both national and provincial results and complements the information presented in the PISA 2018 international report.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Learning outcomes, Literacy

Proceedings of the 2018 Pan-Canadian Research Conference: Learning from PISA and Other Large-Scale Assessment Projects

Pan-Canadian Research Conference was organized by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada and held on October 3–4, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario. The goal of the conference was to highlight the use of Canadian data in studies related to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and other large-scale assessment (LSA) projects and to promote the use of data to help address relevant policy issues. The conference presentations were organized according to four themes: opportunity to learn, exploring achievement gaps, what the data tell us about schools and classrooms, and beyond the core competencies.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Learning outcomes

Assessment Matters! Issue 15 - What Did You Have for Breakfast This Morning?

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).

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education

Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: Sustainable Development Goal 4 in Canada

This report provides a framework to share information at the pan-Canadian and international levels on work underway in Canada to achieve SDG 4. The report builds on SDG 4 data and indicators and includes, where possible, provincial and territorial data.

Categories: Adult Education, Early childhood education, Education for sustainable development, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Postsecondary education, Technical and vocational education

Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: Sustainable Development Goal 4 in Canada, Appendix A

This document is an appendix to the CMEC report Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: Sustainable Development Goal 4 in Canada. It includes source tables for the data presented throughout the CMEC report.

Categories: Adult Education, Early childhood education, Education for sustainable development, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Postsecondary education, Technical and vocational education

Assessment Matters! Issue 14 - PCAP 2016 – How is Grade 8 reading literacy assessed in PCAP?

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).

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education, Learning outcomes, Literacy