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B.C. Students among World’s Best at Math, Science, and Reading

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B.C. students are among the top of the class in the world in key subject areas. Photo Credit: Nick Procaylo, PNG

B.C. students are among the top of the class in the world in key subject areas…

Canada was among 65 countries and economies participating in the assessment by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which takes place every three years. Findings of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment — or PISA — from 2012 were released Tuesday. Canada released its own companion report, Measuring Up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA Study.

B.C.’s education ministry was quick to applaud the results early Tuesday, saying that 15-year-old students in B.C. are among the best in the world at math, science and reading.

“This study demonstrates once again that B.C. has one of the best education systems in the world. It is a testament to the dedication of B.C.’s teachers and to the significant investment we make as a society in our children’s education,” Minister of Education Peter Fassbender said in a statement.

“While these results are good news, they are no reason to be complacent. They show we’re solid on the basics but we must adapt to the changing needs of a rapidly changing world.”

This article has been shortened. The entire article is available on The Vancouver Sun website.

Source: Tracy Sherlock, Vancouver Sun, The Canadian Press

Photo Credit: Leah Hennel, Postmedia News Files, The Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun


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