The international Pisa tests that are run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are a major study of educational performance across multiple countries.
In addition to Singapore, Finland and Norway who are always found in the top 10, Canada now joins them, with tests revealing Canadas’s teenagers as among the best educated in the world, reports the BBC.
Although Canada has a high level of migrant students, it’s one of the few countries where they achieve at a level similar to their non-migrant counterparts. Additionally, compared to other countries, Canada’s teachers are paid a higher wage – plus, entry into the profession is extremely selective.
Canada has also made special effort to improve literacy by investing in well-trained staff and resources. They use testing and assessment to identify schools or individuals who are struggling and need extra help. This monitoring process ensures no school or student is left behind in achieving their goals.
Classroom management solution, NetSupport School, is one solution which many schools use to help test and assess students. Teachers can also use its monitoring, control and collaboration tools to maintain student focus and maximise learning outcomes in a technology-led teaching and learning classroom.