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Grade 8 math scores climb across Canada except Ontario, report finds

Last Updated Apr 30, 2018 at 11:37 am EDT

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A new report has found Grade 8 students’ math scores improved in all provinces except Ontario between 2010 and 2016.

The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada released its Pan-Canadian Assessment Program report Monday, which looked at the results of tests administered by the program.

The report found that during the six-year period, Ontario students’ performance in math remained the same — middling.

That’s contrasted with Quebec, where the report found average scores — the highest in the country — climbed significantly.

As a whole, the report says, mathematics scores in Canada climbed slightly.

The report also looked at students’ scores in reading and science, both of which improved across Canada on average.

The Pan-Canadian Assessment Program tested about 27,000 students from nearly 1,500 schools across all 10 provinces in 2016, and compared the results to those from the two previous reports in 2013 and 2010.

Pan-Canadian Assessment Program report 2018 by CityNewsToronto on Scribd