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2018 PISA results: Minister LaGrange

Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange issued the following statement in response to the release of the 2018 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results:

“Today’s release of the 2018 PISA results for 15-year-old students reaffirms that Alberta continues to provide our students with a high-quality education. Congratulations to participating students and teachers on these results.

“2018’s results place Alberta third in the world in science, third in reading, and eighth in math. This is compared to second in the world in science, third in reading, and 14th in math in 2015.

“While these rankings are something to applaud, the raw scores are either flat or seeing a slight decline. In 2018, Alberta scored 534 in science, 532 in reading, and 511 in math. In 2015, Alberta scored 541, 533, and 511 respectively.

“These results provide us with valuable information to help find more opportunities to improve. I will continue to work to strengthen our education system, especially in mathematics. I look forward to increasing scores, in addition to climbing global rankings, in future years.”

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