Fact Sheet: Youth Literacy Skills (2010)

This assessment of the literacy skills of 15-year-old Canadians is part of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) conducted every three years by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

According to the 2006 PISA, Canadian 15-year-olds scored above the OECD averages in the three literacy areas of reading, mathematics, and science, and also scored above the OECD average for problem-solving skills.

The authors note that while all of Canada’s provinces performed at or above the OECD average, there were significant differences in the results of individual provinces. Also, students in French-language schools outside of Quebec performed at a lower level in science than students enrolled in Anglophone schools.

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Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). Fact Sheet: Youth Literacy Skills 2010. Web. 25 Jan. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/fs_youth_lit_skills/fs_youth_lit_skills.pdf>
Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) (2010). Fact Sheet: Youth Literacy Skills. Retrieved January 25, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/fs_youth_lit_skills/fs_youth_lit_skills.pdf
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