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Ontario students among the best in the world

Ontario students continue to be among the top-achieving students in the world, according to the results of the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Ontario’s 15 year-olds were second only to Shanghai, and statistically the same as six other jurisdictions, in performance in reading. Ontario’s results were best among all participating jurisdictions in North and South America.

“These results prove that Ontario is on the right track,” says James Ryan, President of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association. “Our schools and our teachers are great, and that translates into the excellent results that we continue to see from our students.”

Ontario is noted as one of the few jurisdictions in the world with both high achievement in reading and a relatively small performance gap between students from high and low income households. The province continues to close the learning gap and reduce the effects of socio-economic challenges on students’ learning.

More info at www.oecta.on.ca.

Posted: Feb 3, 2011

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