Publications

Assessment Matters! Issue 18 - Characteristics of School Climate and Their Relation to Student Achievement

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

Skills in the Canadian Labour Market Findings from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

This report uses data from the Survey of Adult Skills conducted under the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) to show the distribution of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments among Canadian labour force participants. The report focuses on the distribution of information-processing skills among Canadian workers across occupational groups, industries, and selected job characteristics. It also illustrates the relationship between skill proficiencies and labour market outcomes.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation

Skills of Official-Language Minority Communities in Canada: Findings from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

This report uses data from the Survey of Adult Skills conducted under the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). The report presents a detailed analysis of the skills of official language minority communities in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments in order to compare them with those of their respective linguistic majority.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Official languages

Adult Learning and Foundational Skills: Findings from the first cycle of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

This report uses data from the Survey of Adult Skills conducted under the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) to explore the skill levels of adult learners participating in formal, non-formal, and combined learning modes in Canada. It examines the impacts of sociodemographic and labour market factors on participation in adult learning, and attempts to identify where participation gaps exist.

Categories: Adult Education, Assessment and evaluation

Adult Competencies among Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Findings from the first cycle of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

The report uses data from the Survey of Adult Skills conducted under the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) to assess and situate the skills of off-reserve Indigenous peoples in both Canadian and international contexts. Results are presented for Indigenous peoples in general, and also, when possible, specifically for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Adult Education, Assessment and evaluation

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

Assessment Matters! Issue 17 - Are You Smarter Than a Fourth Grader?

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

Assessment Matters! Issue 16 - How Do Canadian Youth Perceive Careers in the Trades?

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

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