ERIC Number: ED382679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Student Assessment/Evaluation in Canada.
Canadian Education Statistics Council, Edmonton. Alberta Working Group.
One of the first tasks in developing the academic achievement indicator for the Plan-Canadian Education Indicators Program was to survey each province and territory about existing student assessment and examination practices. Survey results are reported. There is considerable diversity in Canadian assessment and evaluation practices because jurisdictions base their assessment programs on their own programs of study. No common instrument is used by all the provinces. Although several jurisdictions use the Canadian Tests of Basic Skills or the Canadian Achievement Test, only Newfoundland and the Yukon mandate these assessments. All but Prince Edward Island and the Northwest Territories had some type of provincial assessment in the 1993-94 school year. Subjects usually focus on the basics, and jurisdictions usually assess two or more levels, usually on a rotating cycle. Nine jurisdictions have high school exit examinations for graduating students, but there is no common postsecondary test. Individual reports for each of 13 jurisdictions are provided. Two tables provide national summary results. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Exit Examinations, Foreign Countries, Graduation Requirements, State Programs, Surveys, Test Construction, Test Use, Testing, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Education Statistics Council, Edmonton. Alberta Working Group.
Identifiers: Canada; Canadian Achievement Tests; Canadian Tests of Basic Skills