Canadian students are lagging behind when it comes to a couple key educational keystones, according to a new study that measures international success. And that could end up hurting our ability to compete internationally.
Canada was among 65 countries measured as part of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its ongoing Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
PISA findings are compiled and released every three years and, make no mistake, Canada ranks high on the list. Just not as high as it used to rank.
The study ranks Canadian students among the best in several key areas but there has been a decline in Canadian math scores – a category seen as integral to future high-tech industries.
The OECD tested more than 510,000 students in 65 countries and economies in math, reading and science. In Canada, around 21,000 students from 900 difference schools were tested. The scores were tabulated and each country was given a score against a baseline ofRead More »from Canada’s waning math scores raise concern for global competitiveness