Good news for all Maple Bear students who have in their classrooms the same methodology used in Canadian schools. Once more, Canada has been highlighted in PISA, not only in first place among English-speaking countries but also progressing in the comparative ranking in all three areas assessed.
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial independent study done by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with the aim to evaluate educational systems in countries around the world. For this reason, over half a million students in the age range of 15 years had their skills and knowledge evaluated in reading, mathematics and science. The progress was remarkable, especially in reading, in which Canada has jumped from 9th to 2nd position among all countries assessed. In Science and Mathematics, the progress was also significant, with Canada reaching the 7th and 10th positions respectively. It is also worth noting that Canada has been also highlighted in the “Equity” assessment, meaning the ability to provide access to an education of excellence to all students, regardless of socioeconomic aspects. Another highlight from the 6th edition of the study was the record number of participating countries: 72 in total and 7 more than the previous study. According to OECD, the great achievement of PISA is to allow participating countries to explore the relationship between the students’ performance and socioeconomic aspects, as well as understand the relationship of the students with the school and its educational approaches.
Check below the performance of the Canadian education: