Provincial variation in reading scores of 15-year-olds - ARCHIVED

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This article examines the variation between Canada's provinces in the literacy skills of 15-year-old students using data from the 2000 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). It also looks at family background and school factors as potential explanations for these differences. The article has been adapted from Variation in literacy skills among Canadian provinces: Findings from the OECD PISA, Education, Skills and Learning Research Papers, no. 12 (Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 81-595-MIE2004012).

Issue Number: 2004003
Author(s): Willms, Douglas J.

Main Product: Canadian Social Trends

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