Publications

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

Education at a Glance 2018: OECD Indicators

This annual report is published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It provides a compilation of indicators that report on the current state of education across OECD countries, examining issues such as the human and financial resources invested in education, how education and learning systems operate and evolve, and the returns to educational investments.

Categories: Education data and research

Education Commission of the 39th Session of the UNESCO General Conference - Report of the Canadian Delegation

This report contains the main outcomes of the 39th Session of the UNESCO General Conference held in November 2017, along with the interventions made by the Canadian delegation to the Education Commission.

At the 39th Education Commission meeting, members set priorities and adopted the 2018–19 education budget. The commission also addressed other issues, including a global convention for the recognition of higher-education qualifications, and UNESCO’s role in the implementation of the SDG4-Education 2030 Agenda.

Categories: Adult Education, Civic and Citizenship Education, Foreign credential recognition, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Lifelong learning, Technical and vocational education, Priorities and Goals in Education

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 Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective 2017

This report is produced as part of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP). It allows readers to compare data for the provinces and territories with data for OECD countries. The indicators presented in this report are parallel to 12 of the indicators presented in the OECD publication Education at a Glance 2017.

Categories: Education data and research

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

The Health and Social Dimensions of Adult Skills 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) to look at the relationship between skills, health, and civic and social engagement in Canada. It attempts to gauge whether or not skills have an independent influence on health and social outcomes, and whether improved skill proficiency might support better outcomes in certain populations. Analysis is conducted for the Canadian population as a whole and for various sociodemographic groups within it.

Categories: Adult Education, Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research

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

Assessing the Qualifications of Refugees - Best Practices and Guidelines

Published by the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC), this report introduces a set of best practices and guidelines that can be used by organizations to put in place an alternative qualifications-assessment procedure without access to verifiable documentation. Such a procedure could be made available to refugees and those in refugee-like situations who may not have access to the documentation normally required for these procedures.

Categories: Credit Transfer, Diversity, Enrolment and graduation, Foreign credential recognition, Inclusive Education, International students, Postsecondary education, Student and teacher mobility