Table C.4.17
Estimated average scores of 15-year-old students, science assessment, by gender, science scale and science sub-scales, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Canada and provinces, 2015

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Table C.4.17
Estimated average scores of 15-year-old students, science assessment, by genderC.4.17 Estimated Note 1, science scale and science sub-scales, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Canada and provinces, 2015
Table summary
This table displays the results of Estimated average scores of 15-year-old students 2015, Total, Female gender and Male gender (appearing as column headers).
2015
Total Female gender Male gender
Estimated
average
score
Statistically signficant Standard error 95% confidence interval Estimated
average
score
Standard error 95% confidence interval Estimated
average
score
Standard error 95% confidence interval
Estimated average scores and confidence intervals for Canada and provinces: SCIENCE
Canada 528 Note ...: not applicable (2.1) 524 to 532 527 (2.3) 523 to 532 528 (2.5) 523 to 533
Newfoundland and Labrador 506 Note * (3.2) 500 to 512 502 (3.8) 494 to 509 510 (5.2) 500 to 520
Prince Edward Island 515 Note * (5.4) 504 to 525 521 (6.0) 509 to 533 509 (7.5) 494 to 524
Nova Scotia 517 Note * (4.5) 508 to 526 518 (4.8) 508 to 527 516 (5.9) 504 to 527
New Brunswick 506 Note * (4.5) 498 to 515 507 (4.5) 498 to 516 506 (6.2) 494 to 518
Quebec 537 Note * (4.7) 528 to 546 533 (5.2) 523 to 543 541 (5.6) 530 to 552
Ontario 524 (3.9) 516 to 532 525 (4.2) 517 to 533 523 (4.5) 514 to 532
Manitoba 499 Note * (4.7) 490 to 509 500 (6.1) 488 to 511 499 (5.0) 490 to 509
Saskatchewan 496 Note * (3.1) 490 to 502 493 (4.0) 485 to 501 498 (3.7) 491 to 505
Alberta 541 Note * (4.0) 533 to 549 539 (4.8) 530 to 549 542 (4.4) 534 to 551
British Columbia 539 Note * (4.3) 530 to 547 538 (4.2) 529 to 546 540 (6.0) 528 to 551
Science Competency Subscales
Explain phenomena scientifically
Canada 530 Note ...: not applicable (2.1) 526 to 534 525 (2.4) 520 to 530 535 (2.6) 529 to 540
Newfoundland and Labrador 509 Note * (3.5) 502 to 516 500 (4.2) 492 to 508 518 (5.4) 508 to 529
Prince Edward Island 516 Note * (5.6) 505 to 527 518 (5.9) 506 to 529 515 (7.9) 499 to 530
Nova Scotia 519 Note * (4.9) 509 to 528 515 (5.2) 505 to 525 522 (6.5) 509 to 535
New Brunswick 509 Note * (4.5) 500 to 518 504 (4.7) 495 to 513 513 (6.3) 501 to 526
Quebec 537 (5.2) 527 to 547 529 (5.3) 519 to 540 545 (6.1) 533 to 557
Ontario 525 (3.8) 518 to 533 522 (4.4) 514 to 531 529 (4.3) 520 to 537
Manitoba 504 Note * (5.0) 494 to 514 499 (6.1) 487 to 511 509 (5.4) 498 to 519
Saskatchewan 501 Note * (3.3) 494 to 508 494 (4.3) 486 to 503 507 (4.1) 499 to 515
Alberta 547 Note * (4.6) 538 to 556 542 (5.3) 531 to 552 552 (5.0) 542 to 561
British Columbia 542 Note * (4.5) 533 to 550 536 (5.0) 526 to 545 548 (5.7) 536 to 559
Evaluate and design scientific inquiry
Canada 530 Note ...: not applicable (2.7) 524 to 535 535 (3.1) 529 to 541 525 (3.0) 519 to 531
Newfoundland and Labrador 506 Note * (4.0) 498 to 514 508 (5.0) 498 to 518 505 (6.4) 492 to 517
Prince Edward Island 515 Note * (7.0) 502 to 529 527 (7.3) 513 to 542 504 (9.7) 485 to 523
Nova Scotia 516 Note * (6.1) 504 to 528 522 (6.9) 509 to 536 509 (7.6) 494 to 524
New Brunswick 508 Note * (5.6) 497 to 519 514 (5.5) 503 to 525 502 (7.5) 487 to 517
Quebec 542 Note * (5.5) 532 to 553 542 (6.3) 530 to 555 542 (5.8) 531 to 554
Ontario 527 (5.0) 517 to 537 535 (5.4) 524 to 545 520 (5.4) 510 to 531
Manitoba 498 Note * (5.5) 487 to 509 503 (7.0) 490 to 517 493 (5.9) 481 to 504
Saskatchewan 495 Note * (3.9) 488 to 503 499 (5.2) 489 to 509 492 (4.3) 484 to 500
Alberta 540 Note * (4.9) 530 to 549 544 (5.6) 533 to 555 536 (5.6) 525 to 546
British Columbia 537 (5.8) 526 to 549 541 (5.9) 530 to 553 533 (7.4) 519 to 548
Interpret data and evidence scientifically
Canada 525 Note ...: not applicable (2.7) 520 to 530 525 (2.8) 520 to 531 525 (3.2) 518 to 531
Newfoundland and Labrador 501 Note * (3.5) 494 to 508 498 (4.5) 489 to 507 504 (5.4) 494 to 515
Prince Edward Island 512 Note * (6.1) 500 to 424 519 (6.6) 507 to 532 504 (8.4) 488 to 521
Nova Scotia 514 (5.5) 503 to 525 516 (6.2) 504 to 528 512 (6.6) 499 to 525
New Brunswick 503 Note * (5.3) 493 to 513 504 (4.9) 494 to 513 502 (7.2) 488 to 517
Quebec 536 Note * (5.3) 525 to 546 533 (5.8) 522 to 545 538 (6.1) 526 to 550
Ontario 521 (4.8) 512 to 530 523 (4.9) 513 to 532 519 (5.4) 509 to 530
Manitoba 498 Note * (4.7) 488 to 507 499 (6.3) 486 to 511 496 (5.0) 486 to 506
Saskatchewan 491 Note * (3.4) 485 to 498 491 (4.6) 482 to 500 492 (4.3) 483 to 500
Alberta 537 Note * (4.7) 527 to 546 536 (5.6) 525 to 547 537 (4.9) 528 to 547
British Columbia 536 Note * (5.8) 525 to 547 535 (5.4) 524 to 545 537 (7.7) 522 to 553
Science by Knowledge Subscales
Content
Canada 528 Note ...: not applicable (2.2) 524 to 533 524 (2.3) 519 to 528 533 (2.6) 528 to 538
Newfoundland and Labrador 507 Note * (3.4) 501 to 514 499 (3.8) 492 to 507 516 (5.2) 506 to 526
Prince Edward Island 517 (6.7) 504 to 530 518 (7.2) 504 to 532 516 (8.9) 498 to 533
Nova Scotia 517 Note * (4.5) 509 to 526 514 (4.9) 505 to 524 520 (6.2) 508 to 533
New Brunswick 508 Note * (5.2) 498 to 518 504 (4.9) 494 to 513 512 (6.9) 498 to 525
Quebec 537 (5.1) 527 to 546 528 (5.4) 517 to 538 546 (5.9) 534 to 558
Ontario 523 (4.0) 516 to 531 521 (4.3) 512 to 529 526 (4.5) 517 to 535
Manitoba 502 Note * (4.7) 493 to 511 499 (6.0) 487 to 510 506 (5.0) 496 to 516
Saskatchewan 499 Note * (3.4) 492 to 505 493 (4.2) 485 to 501 504 (3.9) 497 to 512
Alberta 545 Note * (4.3) 537 to 554 541 (4.9) 531 to 550 550 (4.9) 540 to 559
British Columbia 540 Note * (4.4) 532 to 549 535 (4.4) 527 to 544 546 (6.0) 534 to 557
Procedural and epistemic
Canada 528 Note ...: not applicable (2.4) 523 to 532 530 (2.6) 525 to 535 525 (2.8) 519 to 530
Newfoundland and Labrador 504 Note * (3.4) 498 to 511 504 (4.6) 495 to 512 505 (5.3) 495 to 516
Prince Edward Island 514 Note * (5.6) 503 to 525 523 (6.6) 510 to 536 506 (8.0) 490 to 521
Nova Scotia 515 Note * (4.9) 505 to 524 519 (5.6) 508 to 530 510 (6.1) 498 to 522
New Brunswick 505 Note * (5.0) 495 to 515 508 (4.7) 499 to 517 501 (7.0) 488 to 515
Quebec 538 Note * (5.1) 528 to 548 537 (5.5) 527 to 548 538 (5.9) 526 to 549
Ontario 525 (4.4) 517 to 534 530 (4.6) 521 to 539 521 (5.1) 511 to 531
Manitoba 498 Note * (4.7) 489 to 507 502 (6.1) 490 to 514 494 (5.0) 485 to 504
Saskatchewan 493 Note * (3.3) 487 to 500 495 (4.3) 487 to 503 491 (4.0) 484 to 499
Alberta 538 Note * (4.5) 529 to 547 539 (5.3) 529 to 550 536 (4.7) 527 to 546
British Columbia 537 Note * (4.7) 528 to 547 539 (4.4) 531 to 548 535 (6.6) 523 to 548
Science by Content Subscales
Physical systems
Canada 527 Note ...: not applicable (2.4) 523 to 532 525 (2.4) 520 to 530 530 (3.3) 523 to 536
Newfoundland and Labrador 506 Note * (4.6) 497 to 516 501 (4.7) 492 to 510 512 (6.9) 499 to 526
Prince Edward Island 518 (6.3) 505 to 530 522 (7.2) 508 to 536 513 (8.6) 497 to 530
Nova Scotia 517 (5.3) 507 to 527 516 (5.5) 506 to 527 517 (6.8) 504 to 531
New Brunswick 505 Note * (5.0) 495 to 515 504 (4.9) 494 to 513 506 (7.0) 492 to 520
Quebec 537 Note * (5.2) 526 to 547 530 (5.6) 519 to 541 543 (6.1) 531 to 555
Ontario 524 (4.3) 515 to 532 523 (4.6) 514 to 532 524 (5.2) 514 to 535
Manitoba 502 Note * (5.0) 493 to 512 500 (6.5) 487 to 513 504 (5.4) 494 to 515
Saskatchewan 498 Note * (4.2) 489 to 506 494 (4.9) 484 to 503 501 (4.8) 492 to 511
Alberta 543 Note * (4.9) 533 to 553 541 (5.9) 529 to 552 545 (5.7) 534 to 556
British Columbia 534 (5.2) 524 to 545 533 (4.9) 523 to 542 537 (7.1) 523 to 550
Living systems
Canada 528 Note ...: not applicable (2.4) 523 to 532 528 (2.6) 523 to 533 527 (2.9) 521 to 533
Newfoundland and Labrador 505 Note * (3.6) 498 to 512 503 (4.5) 494 to 511 508 (5.5) 497 to 519
Prince Edward Island 516 (6.0) 504 to 527 522 (6.4) 510 to 535 509 (8.5) 492 to 526
Nova Scotia 518 (4.8) 509 to 528 521 (5.6) 510 to 532 516 (5.8) 505 to 527
New Brunswick 507 Note * (5.2) 497 to 517 508 (5.3) 498 to 518 506 (6.8) 493 to 519
Quebec 535 (5.0) 525 to 545 533 (5.3) 523 to 544 537 (5.9) 526 to 549
Ontario 525 (4.5) 516 to 533 527 (4.6) 518 to 536 522 (5.1) 512 to 532
Manitoba 497 Note * (4.8) 488 to 507 499 (6.4) 486 to 511 495 (4.9) 486 to 505
Saskatchewan 493 Note * (3.5) 486 to 500 492 (4.5) 483 to 501 494 (4.5) 485 to 503
Alberta 539 Note * (4.7) 530 to 548 538 (6.0) 527 to 550 539 (4.6) 530 to 548
British Columbia 543 Note * (4.9) 533 to 552 542 (4.9) 532 to 552 543 (6.4) 531 to 556
Earth and space systems
Canada 529 Note ...: not applicable (2.5) 524 to 534 528 (2.7) 523 to 533 530 (3.0) 524 to 536
Newfoundland and Labrador 503 Note * (4.0) 495 to 511 498 (4.8) 489 to 508 508 (5.6) 497 to 519
Prince Edward Island 516 Note * (5.7) 505 to 528 521 (6.2) 509 to 533 512 (8.1) 496 to 528
Nova Scotia 515 Note * (5.1) 505 to 525 514 (5.6) 504 to 525 515 (6.4) 503 to 528
New Brunswick 508 Note * (5.6) 497 to 519 507 (5.6) 497 to 518 508 (7.3) 494 to 522
Quebec 542 Note * (5.4) 532 to 553 538 (5.6) 527 to 549 546 (6.7) 533 to 560
Ontario 525 (4.3) 516 to 533 525 (4.5) 516 to 534 524 (5.2) 514 to 534
Manitoba 500 Note * (5.0) 491 to 510 501 (6.2) 489 to 513 500 (5.7) 489 to 511
Saskatchewan 498 Note * (4.1) 490 to 506 496 (5.5) 485 to 506 500 (4.4) 492 to 509
Alberta 542 Note * (5.2) 532 to 553 540 (6.3) 528 to 552 545 (5.2) 535 to 555
British Columbia 538 (6.1) 526 to 550 537 (6.1) 525 to 549 540 (7.4) 525 to 554
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