Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Canada Gets “A” in Education, Second Only to Finland

GradeCanada recently earned a grade of “A” for its education system, but our colleges and universities have room to improve.

The Conference Board of Canada’s Education and Skills report card awarded Canada an “A” on seven of the 20 indicators, with the second highest overall score behind Finland.

“Canada gives its students a first-rate education at the primary and secondary levels,” said Daniel Muzyka, President and CEO, The Conference Board of Canada.

“Our priority must be to build on this strong foundation to make Canada more innovative, competitive, and dynamic.”

Overall, Canada received a grade of:

  • “A” for the difference in reading test scores between 15-year old students in the most and least disadvantaged schools
  • “A” for equity in learning outcomes in reading between Canadian-born students and the children of immigrants
  • “B” for university completion rate. The United States got an “A.”
  • “B” for return on investment in post-secondary education (women)
  • “C” for return on investment in post-secondary education (men)
  • “C” for percentage of university graduates in science, math, computer science and engineering
  • “C” for percentage of university graduates in science, math, computer science and engineering
  • “D” for the number of PhD graduates.

Canada also has the second-highest rate of high school completion, and the top rate of college completion.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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