The Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) is administered every 3 years to a representative sample of grade 8 English, French immersion, and French first language students. While each administration includes reading, math, and science, the major domain changes with each assessment. The major domain in 2007 was reading,in 2010 it was mathematics, and in 2013 science was the major domain. The PCAP complements existing assessments in each province and territory. It provides information about whether grade 8 students across Canada reach similar levels of performance in reading, mathematics, and science. Accompanying PCAP questionnaires for students, teachers, and schools provide jurisdictions with contextual information that contributes to the interpretation of the performance results and an understanding of the factors that influence learning. The results of the 2013 PCAP administration are available at cmec.ca.
The PCAP 2016 was administered between April/May. The major domain for PCAP 2016 was reading.