Publications

Assessment Matters! 12 - Bullying: What’s Happening in Our Schools?

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

Measuring up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA 2015 Study – The Performance of Canadian 15-Year-Olds in Collaborative Problem Solving

This report provides a high-level description of the Canadian results from the collaborative problem-solving component of the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The report presents both national and provincial results and complements the information presented in the PISA 2015 international report.

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

Assessment Matters! Issue 11 – But Do They Know the Value of Money?

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

G20 Education Ministerial Meeting and the Education and Joint Education and Employment Ministerial Meeting - Report of the Canadian Delegation

The G20 Education Ministerial Meeting and the Joint Education and Employment Ministerial Meeting were hosted by the government of Argentina, the 2018 G20 president. The meetings brought together education ministers and leaders from around the world to discuss best practices in curriculum reform, teacher training, innovative education strategies, and education financing, both domestic and international. The report of the Canadian delegation captures these discussions.

Categories: Access to Learning, Adult Education, Civic and Citizenship Education, Diversity, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Learning Outcomes, Skills Training, Teachers and Teaching, Priorities and Goals in Education

2018 OECD Skills Summit, June 28–29, 2018, Porto, Portugal

This report contains the main highlights of the June 2018 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Skills Summit, which was co-organized by the OECD and the government of Portugal. Exploring the theme of “skills for a digital world,” the summit focused on three main areas: risks and opportunities in a digital world; rethinking education and lifelong learning policies; and better skills policies for tomorrow’s world. Participants discussed the impact of digitalization on workplaces, what governments are doing to ensure that citizens are equipped with the skills they need to participate effectively in an increasingly digitalized world, and how institutional policies can be redesigned to be more responsive to the challenges and opportunities of a digitized world.

Categories: Civic and Citizenship Education, Early childhood education, Elementary and secondary education, Enrolment and graduation, Information and Communication Technologies, International Organizations and Meetings, Learner transitions, Learning Outcomes, Lifelong learning, Postsecondary education, Skills Training, Technical and vocational education, Priorities and Goals in Education

PIRLS/ePIRLS 2016 – Canada in Context: Canadian Results from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study

This report presents the Canadian results of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS/ePIRLS) 2016. It provides information on the reading skills of Grade 4 students and describes home and school supports for literacy 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

Canadian report on anti-discrimination in education

This report is Canada’s response to UNESCO’s ninth consultation of Member States on the measures taken to implement the Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education, adopted by UNESCO’s General Conference on December 14, 1960. The purpose of the convention and recommendation is not only the elimination of discrimination in education, but also the adoption of measures aimed at promoting equality of educational opportunities and treatment in this field. This ninth consultation covers the period from 2012 to 2015.

Categories: Diversity, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Inclusive Education, School improvement

PCAP 2016: Report from the Pan-Canadian Assessment of Science, Mathematics, and Reading

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 2016 report describes the performance of Grade 8 students in the third administration of PCAP, in which the major domain was reading and the secondary or minor domains were mathematics 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, Literacy

Education Ministers’ Policy Statement on Fair Dealing

The CMEC Copyright Consortium developed this statement to underscore its support for the educational use of the fair dealing provision of the current Copyright Act and for the copyright policies and procedures in use by elementary and secondary schools in response to the 2012 Supreme Court of Canada decision on copyright and the educational use of fair dealing.

The CMEC Copyright Consortium is composed of all provinces and territories, with the exception of Quebec.

Categories: Copyright, Elementary and secondary education, Teachers and Teaching

PIRLS 2016 international report

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is an international assessment that measures trends in reading achievement of Grade 4 students, as well as policies and practices related to literacy. In 2016, ePIRLS was created as an extension to PIRLS as an innovative assessment of on-line reading. Both the PIRLS and ePIRLS reports provide information on the reading skills of Grade 4 students and describe home and school supports for literacy in Canada. Results are reported at both pan-Canadian and international levels.

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