Ontario students outperformed the vast majority of countries that participated in the OECD’s 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and we are pleased that no jurisdiction outperformed Ontario students in reading. I want to thank all educators for their strong efforts in helping children reach their full potential.
These results highlight Ontario's leadership when it comes to student achievement in all three PISA domains – science, reading and mathematics. Today, more students are graduating from high school than at any other time in Ontario’s history.
While Ontario students are still among the top PISA performers in science and reading compared to all other international jurisdictions including all G8 nations, we know there is more work to do – especially in mathematics. That is why starting this school year, we are investing more than $60 million in new math supports to better support our students, including 60 minutes each day of math instruction in the classroom for students in Grades 1 to 8.
We have a lot to celebrate in student success, and I remain committed to working with our education partners to ensure that all students have the supports they need to succeed.