Table C.4.18
Mean scores of Grade 8 students on the Pan-Canadian Program Assessment (PCAP) reading subdomains assessments, Canada and provinces, 2016

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Table C.4.18
Mean scores of Grade 8 students on the Pan-Canadian Program Assessment (PCAP) reading subdomains assessments, Canada and provinces, 2016C.4.18 Mean Note 1
Table summary
This table displays the results of Mean scores of Grade 8 students on the Pan-Canadian Program Assessment (PCAP) reading subdomains assessments Anglophone school system, Francophone school system and Total (appearing as column headers).
Anglophone school system Francophone school system Total
Mean score Statistically different from Canada Confidence interval
Lower bound
Confidence interval
Upper bound
Mean score Statistically different from Canada Confidence interval
Lower bound
Confidence interval
Upper bound
Mean score Statistically different from Canada Confidence interval
Lower bound
Confidence interval
Upper bound
Understanding texts
Canada 501 Note ...: not applicable 498.9 503.1 497 Note ...: not applicable 492.5 501.5 500 Note ...: not applicable 497.9 502.1
Newfoundland and Labrador 487 Note * 481.1 492.9 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 487 Note * 481.7 492.3
Prince Edward Island 510 500.7 519.3 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 508 498.6 517.4
Nova Scotia 497 492.5 501.5 427 Note * 415.3 438.7 494 489.6 498.4
New Brunswick 496 489.9 502.1 464 Note * 457.5 470.5 487 Note * 481.5 492.5
Quebec 503 496.8 509.2 501 496.5 505.5 502 497.1 506.9
Ontario 500 493.6 506.4 471 Note * 466.4 475.6 498 493.8 502.2
Manitoba 483 Note * 478.3 487.7 436 Note * 429.8 442.2 481 Note * 476.4 485.6
Saskatchewan 492 Note * 488.0 496.0 476 Note * 476.0 476.0 491 Note * 487.9 494.1
Alberta 510 Note * 504.8 515.2 471 Note * 462.7 479.3 510 Note * 504.7 515.3
British Columbia 506 499.6 512.4 473 Note * 470.0 476.0 505 501.1 508.9
Interpreting texts
Canada 506 Note ...: not applicable 503.7 508.3 480 Note ...: not applicable 476.3 483.7 500 Note ...: not applicable 497.7 502.3
Newfoundland and Labrador 488 Note * 482.8 493.2 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 488 Note * 480.9 495.1
Prince Edward Island 508 499.0 517.0 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 505 496.0 514.0
Nova Scotia 494 Note * 490.4 497.6 428 Note * 418.2 437.8 492 Note * 488.1 495.9
New Brunswick 492 Note * 486.9 497.1 447 Note * 441.0 453.0 479 Note * 474.4 483.6
Quebec 506 499.9 512.1 482 477.4 486.6 484 Note * 478.6 489.4
Ontario 513 Note * 508.9 517.1 469 Note * 464.4 473.6 511 Note * 505.9 516.1
Manitoba 487 Note * 482.1 491.9 438 Note * 431.4 444.6 485 Note * 481.2 488.8
Saskatchewan 485 Note * 481.6 488.4 472 Note * 472.0 472.0 485 Note * 481.5 488.5
Alberta 502 497.3 506.7 461 Note * 451.4 470.6 502 497.2 506.8
British Columbia 506 501.4 510.6 461 Note * 457.2 464.8 506 502.0 510.0
Responding personally to texts
Canada 498 Note ...: not applicable 495.4 500.6 506 Note ...: not applicable 501.8 510.2 500 Note ...: not applicable 497.8 502.2
Newfoundland and Labrador 483 Note * 478.3 487.7 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 483 Note * 477.6 488.4
Prince Edward Island 501 491.3 510.7 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 501 492.5 509.5
Nova Scotia 490 Note * 486.8 493.2 448 Note * 435.6 460.4 488 Note * 484.5 491.5
New Brunswick 486 Note * 481.6 490.4 477 Note * 470.8 483.2 484 Note * 479.1 488.9
Quebec 504 497.2 510.8 508 502.6 513.4 508 502.3 513.7
Ontario 502 497.2 506.8 501 496.2 505.8 502 497.9 506.1
Manitoba 479 Note * 474.9 483.1 469 Note * 462.5 475.5 479 Note * 474.6 483.4
Saskatchewan 480 Note * 476.9 483.1 459 Note * 459.0 459.0 480 Note * 476.2 483.8
Alberta 503 497.7 508.3 499 490.2 507.8 503 498.6 507.4
British Columbia 494 487.8 500.2 492 Note * 488.7 495.3 494 489.4 498.6
Responding critically to texts
Canada 501 Note ...: not applicable 498.4 503.6 497 Note ...: not applicable 493.1 500.9 500 Note ...: not applicable 497.6 502.4
Newfoundland and Labrador 486 Note * 481.5 490.5 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 486 Note * 480.9 491.1
Prince Edward Island 502 490.7 513.3 Note ..: not available for a specific reference period Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 501 492.4 509.6
Nova Scotia 491 Note * 486.3 495.7 463 Note * 454.5 471.5 489 Note * 486.2 491.8
New Brunswick 490 Note * 484.6 495.4 476 Note * 471.3 480.7 486 Note * 482.2 489.8
Quebec 501 495.1 506.9 498 492.7 503.3 498 493.8 502.2
Ontario 509 Note * 504.2 513.8 499 494.5 503.5 508 Note * 503.9 512.1
Manitoba 483 Note * 478.2 487.8 469 Note * 462.7 475.3 483 Note * 478.4 487.6
Saskatchewan 483 Note * 480.2 485.8 478 Note * 478.0 478.0 483 Note * 480.0 486.0
Alberta 495 489.9 500.1 487 478.1 495.9 495 490.6 499.4
British Columbia 496 491.2 500.8 476 Note * 473.2 478.8 496 491.0 501.0
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