OECD Education Working Papers

This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies drawing on the work of the OECD Directorate for Education. Authorship is usually collective, but principal writers are named. The papers are generally available only in their original language (English or French) with a short summary available in the other.

English, French

Les compétences bien sûr, mais pas seulement

L'influence des compétences cognitives en lecture sur la participation aux études postsecondaires chez les jeunes Canadiens

This report examines how the competencies acquired by young Canadians at age 15 influence their participation in post secondary studies. These competencies are measured through the PISA results which were obtained through a sample of Canadian students who took the PISA test in 2000 at age 15. The report seeks to answer the following questions: • How do the results of the PISA reading tests influence the choice to go on to post secondary studies? • How do the PISA results influence the choice to go to university or college? • How do the PISA results influence the choice to study different subjects at post secondary level? • How do the PISA results influence the choice to keep students on throughout post secondary studies? • How do the above factors vary between young immigrants and young Canadians by birth and between linguistic minorities (francophones outside of Québec and anglophones from Québec) and other young Canadians (francophones from Québec and anglophones from the rest of Canada).


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