Your future employees score well on international tests

Canadian students rank second in developed world in reading
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/09/2003

The talent pool from which you'll be drawing employees in just a few years stacks up very well against that of other developed countries.

In an international study conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Canadian high-school students rank did very well compared with other developed nations.

Students in 32 industrial countries were tested on reading comprehension, science and math. Canada ranked second in reading and fifth in sciences and mathematics. The test put 265,000 15-year-old students through a seven-hour exam using “real-life” questions.