#OCSB . Ontario school results plummeting. #ocsbdl #ottnews #s2bgn

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/11/30/ontario-math-scores-for-10-year-olds-lag-behind-27-other-countries.html

Grade 4 kids in Ontario are lagging behind counterparts in Kazakhstan, Lithuania and 25 other jurisdictions in math, putting them in the middle of the pack in a 2015 global study of math and science.

As usual, the Singapore Math program came #1!!

https://nces.ed.gov/timss/timss2015/timss2015_table01.asp

Education system Average score s.e.
 
TIMSS scale centerpoint 5 lower 0.0
Singapore1 618 higher 3.8
Hong Kong-CHN2 615 higher 2.9
Korea, Rep. of 608 higher 2.2
Chinese Taipei-CHN 597 higher 1.9
Japan 593 higher 2.0
Northern Ireland-GBR3 570 higher 2.9
Russian Federation 564 higher 3.4
Norway (5)4 549 higher 2.5
Ireland 547 higher 2.1
England-GBR 546 2.8
Belgium (Flemish)-BEL2 546 higher 2.1
Kazakhstan 544 4.5
Portugal1 541 2.2
United States1, 2 539 2.3
Denmark1, 2 539 2.7
Lithuania1 535 2.5
Finlan 535 2.0
Poland 535 2.1
Netherlands2 530 lower 1.7
Hungary 529 lower 3.2
Czech Republic 528 lower 2.2
Bulgaria 524 lower 5.3
Cyprus 523 lower 2.7
Germany 522 lower 2.0
Slovenia 520 lower 1.9
Sweden1 519 lower 2.8
Serbia5 518 lower 3.5
Australia 517 lower 3.1
Canada 1, 2, 6 511 lower 2.3

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This post is an interesting essay about teaching in a Canadian school (Nova Scotia)

https://ksnarbyblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/hey-mr-mcneil-are-you-listening/

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Here is  a tweet from Georges Vanier School in upscale Kanata. Apparently, a “great discussion”. Inability to spell the word “life” and actually write sentences!  GRADE 6!!!!

Grade 6s were writing today about what they think the 10 Commandments are. We had some great discussion. https://t.co/dSmPv0dpAs

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ahudson_ocsb/status/804118482627530752

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