The Performance of Canada's Youth in Science, Reading and Mathematics: 2006 First Results for Canadians Aged 15 - ARCHIVED

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The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a collaborative effort among member countries of the OECD, designed to assess, on a regular basis, the achievement of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematical and scientific literacy through a common international test. This report provides results from the PISA 2006 assessment of student performance in science, reading and mathematics at the provincial level, and compares the achievement of Canadian students to that of students internationally. PISA 2006 has a special focus on science. Over fifty countries participated in PISA 2006, including all 30 OECD countries. About 22,000 15-year-olds from more than 1,000 schools took part in Canada.

Issue Number: 2007001
Author(s): Bussière, Patrick; Knighton, Tamara; Pennock, Dianne
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