PISA Test Results Good News for Canada, Quebec and Estonia

The Montreal Gazette, January 13, 2011

In an article by Bill Tierney that was published in the Montreal Gazette on January 13, 2011 there was good news about our Canadian educational system. The OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) sponsored PISA tests (Program of International Student Assessment), ranked Canada third in reading skills, after South Korea and Finland. Canada also ranked fifth in mathematics as well as in science. By comparison, the United States is much lower down in the rankings.

Historically Canada has been and continues to be one of the leading educational countries in the world. And in Canada, the best performance was in Alberta, with Quebec in second place.

The 2009 survey ranked a total of 35 countries and the best performer in Eastern Europe was Estonia.

Bill Tierney is a former teacher at John Abbott College in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec.

To read his complete article: The Gazette

PISA International Rankings


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