Table C.5.1
Number of computers per student in the modal grade attended by 15-year-olds,1 by students' socio-economic status,2 Canada, provinces, G-8 and selected OECD countries, 2009

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Table C.5.1
Number of computers per student in the modal grade attended by 15-year-olds,1 by students' socio-economic status,2 Canada, provinces, G-8 and selected OECD countries, 2009

Table summary
This table displays the results of Number of computers per student in the modal grade attended by 15-year-olds Index of Economic, Social and Cultural Status, All students, Bottom quarter of students, Second quarter of students, Third quarter of students, Top quarter of students and Difference between top and bottom quarters, calculated using number of computers per student, standard error and number of computers per student units of measure (appearing as column headers).
 
Index of Economic, Social and Cultural StatusNote 2
All students Bottom quarter
of students
Second quarter
of students
Third quarter
of students
Top quarter
of students
Difference between top and bottom quarters
number of computers per student standard error number of
computers
per student
standard error number of
computers
per student
standard error number of
computers
per student
standard error number of
computers
per student
standard error number of
computers
per student
standard error
Canada 0.73 (0.02) 0.74 (0.02) 0.73 (0.02) 0.74 (0.02) 0.73 (0.03) -0.02 (0.02)
Newfoundland and Labrador 0.77 (0.03) 0.93 (0.08) 0.85 (0.05) 0.73 (0.05) 0.60 (0.02) -0.33 (0.08)
Prince Edward Island 0.75 (0.00) 0.79 (0.02) 0.77 (0.02) 0.75 (0.01) 0.74 (0.02) -0.05 (0.02)
Nova Scotia 0.81 (0.04) 0.90 (0.05) 0.81 (0.05) 0.77 (0.04) 0.78 (0.03) -0.11 (0.05)
New Brunswick 0.68 (0.03) 0.72 (0.06) 0.70 (0.06) 0.66 (0.03) 0.64 (0.02) -0.08 (0.06)
Quebec 0.56 (0.03) 0.57 (0.04) 0.52 (0.03) 0.58 (0.04) 0.58 (0.04) 0.01 (0.05)
Ontario 0.77 (0.04) 0.76 (0.05) 0.76 (0.04) 0.77 (0.04) 0.80 (0.05) 0.04 (0.04)
Manitoba 0.84 (0.03) 0.86 (0.05) 0.82 (0.04) 0.85 (0.03) 0.82 (0.04) -0.04 (0.05)
Saskatchewan 0.99 (0.05) 1.05 (0.07) 1.03 (0.05) 1.00 (0.08) 0.90 (0.04) -0.15 (0.04)
Alberta 0.85 (0.05) 0.95 (0.07) 0.90 (0.06) 0.86 (0.06) 0.72 (0.04) -0.22 (0.06)
British Columbia 0.70 (0.03) 0.73 (0.04) 0.70 (0.03) 0.69 (0.04) 0.68 (0.04) -0.05 (0.05)
G-8 countries  
Canada 0.73 (0.02) 0.74 (0.02) 0.73 (0.02) 0.74 (0.02) 0.73 (0.03) -0.02 (0.02)
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Germany 0.50 (0.02) 0.53 (0.03) 0.51 (0.02) 0.50 (0.02) 0.46 (0.02) -0.08 (0.03)
Italy 0.43 (0.01) 0.47 (0.01) 0.45 (0.01) 0.42 (0.01) 0.37 (0.01) -0.11 (0.01)
Japan 0.46 (0.03) 0.58 (0.04) 0.49 (0.03) 0.40 (0.02) 0.37 (0.02) -0.21 (0.04)
Russian Federation 0.45 (0.02) 0.46 (0.03) 0.44 (0.02) 0.45 (0.02) 0.47 (0.02) 0.01 (0.04)
United Kingdom 0.89 (0.03) 0.91 (0.04) 0.89 (0.03) 0.89 (0.03) 0.85 (0.04) -0.06 (0.04)
United States 0.73 (0.04) 0.71 (0.04) 0.73 (0.04) 0.72 (0.04) 0.75 (0.09) 0.05 (0.09)
Selected OECD countries  
Australia 0.97 (0.02) 0.95 (0.03) 0.97 (0.02) 1.00 (0.03) 0.97 (0.03) 0.02 (0.03)
Denmark 0.83 (0.04) 0.88 (0.05) 0.83 (0.04) 0.84 (0.05) 0.78 (0.05) -0.10 (0.05)
Finland 0.44 (0.02) 0.44 (0.02) 0.43 (0.02) 0.44 (0.02) 0.44 (0.03) 0.00 (0.03)
Ireland 0.56 (0.03) 0.60 (0.04) 0.61 (0.03) 0.54 (0.03) 0.51 (0.02) -0.09 (0.04)
Korea 0.43 (0.02) 0.63 (0.04) 0.41 (0.02) 0.33 (0.02) 0.32 (0.05) -0.31 (0.06)
New Zealand 0.91 (0.03) 0.89 (0.03) 0.90 (0.03) 0.90 (0.03) 0.93 (0.04) 0.04 (0.04)
Norway 0.72 (0.02) 0.74 (0.03) 0.71 (0.02) 0.71 (0.03) 0.74 (0.03) -0.01 (0.03)
Sweden 0.43 (0.03) 0.41 (0.02) 0.42 (0.03) 0.43 (0.03) 0.45 (0.03) 0.05 (0.03)
Switzerland 0.56 (0.02) 0.54 (0.03) 0.56 (0.02) 0.54 (0.02) 0.58 (0.03) 0.04 (0.03)
.. not available for a specific reference period
1. Total number of computers available for educational purposes in schools to Grade 10 (or equivalent) students divided by the total number of Grade 10 (or equivalent) students in schools. In Canada, most 15-year-old students are in Grade 10.
2. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Index of Economic, Social, and Cultural Status was designed to provide a measure of the socio-economic status of 15-year-olds. It was constructed on the basis of the following indices: the international socio-economic index of occupational status; the level of education of mother or father (whichever was higher) converted to years of schooling; and three indices based on home possessions--the index of cultural possessions (e.g., works of art, books of poetry), home possessions, and home educational resources. In turn, these indices were constructed based on students' self-reports in a 30-minute student questionnaire administered along with the PISA assessment. Access to possessions at home was used as a proxy measure of wealth. The PISA respondents were divided into four equal groups or quartiles based on their index values. For more information, please see PISA 2009 Results: Students On Line Digital Technologies and Performance (Volume VI) on the OECD's Web site.
Notes: The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reports on reading, mathematics, and science every three years, providing a more detailed look at each domain in the years when it is a major focus: reading in 2000 and 2009, mathematics in 2003, and science in 2006. In addition, PISA collects several types of background information designed to provide data for analyzing PISA results. This information is collected through a number of questionnaires, including mandatory school and student questionnaires, as well as several optional components such as the one on student familiarity with information and communication technologies (ICT). The data presented in this table were collected through the school questionnaire (as reported by school principals). For more information, please see PISA 2009 Results: Students On Line Digital Technologies and Performance (Volume VI) on the OECD's Web site.
The data in this table are not comparable with those previously presented in the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP) Table C.5.1; Tables C.5.2 through C.5.5 could not be updated.
The territories do not participate in PISA.
For a brief description of this indicator, including the methodology, please see the Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2009 database; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2009 PISA database.
Updated May 1, 2012.
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