Media Advisory - Education quality and accountability office to release Ontario students' results on major international reading literacy study

    TORONTO, Nov. 27 /CNW/ - At 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2007,
the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) will release the
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), 2006: Highlights of
Ontario Results.
    PIRLS is a worldwide reading literacy assessment of Grade 4 students
undertaken every five years and sponsored by the International Association for
the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. It was administered in Ontario by
EQAO on behalf of the provincial government.
    A total of 45 countries and provinces participated in the 2006
administration of PIRLS. Ontario took part in the study along with four other
Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Quebec.
    Highlights of the provincial results and a complete PIRLS 2006 Ontario
Report, including a breakdown of English- and French-language student results,
will be available on EQAO's Web site,, as of 10:00 a.m. on
November 28.

    Disponible en français

For further information:

For further information: Phil Serruya, Manager, Communications and
Public Affairs, (416) 325-2230,

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