National and International Assessments
Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP)
The Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) was developed by the provincial and territorial ministries of education, through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) to replace the School Achievement Indicators Program (SAIP).
PCAP assesses the knowledge and skills of students in reading, mathematics, and science. PCAP takes place on a three year cycle. The first main assessment of PCAP was administered to 13 year old students in the spring of 2007. The second PCAP, administered in the spring of 2010, moved to a model of assessing Grade 8 student performance.
In a given assessment year, the majority of the questions are in the subject area of the major domain, while a sub-set of questions are in the subject areas of the two minor domains.
|Year||Major Domain||Minor Domains|
|2007||Reading||Mathematics and Science|
|2010||Mathematics||Reading and Science|
|2013||Science||Reading and Mathematics|
PCAP questionnaires are administered to students, teachers, and principals in order to better understand performance results.
- Sample Questions
PCAP 2010 Sample Passage and Questions - See Chapter 2 of the Canadian Report
(PDF, 2.68MB)PCAP 2007 Sample Passage and Questions - See Chapter 2 of the Canadian Report
2010 Student Questionnaire
2010 Teacher Questionnaire
2010 School Questionnaire
PCAP 2010 – British Columbia’s Performance
PCAP 2010 - Highlights of the Canadian Report
PCAP 2007 – British Columbia’s Performance
PCAP 2007 - Highlights of the Canadian Report