December 7, 2016

Montreal, December 7, 2016 – The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) welcomes the 2015 PISA results from the OECD. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results were released yesterday by the OECD. The results are based on the participation of 15-year old students from the 72 member countries of the OECD.

Asia leads the ranking taking the top three places in the final results. Canadian students placed 4th overall in the results and, of particular note, Quebec students finished above the Canadian average in all three-tested subject areas, Math, Science and Reading.

“We have known and demonstrated all along that the Quebec education system works,” said QESBA President Jennifer Maccarone. “These results are of no surprise. Quebec teachers, administrators, and our locally elected and collaborative education system all work together to produce well-educated and well-rounded bilingual students,” she added.

“These results are proof that our system is among one of the best in the world and makes us question, once again, the system change that certain groups have been insisting is necessary to bring Quebec students up to world class standard. The PISA scores demonstrate clearly that our school boards work and our education system is world class,” concluded the President.

The full results can be seen at

QESBA is the voice of English public education in Quebec.