Francophones behind Anglophones in proficiency testing
New Brunswick Francophones continue to lag behind Anglophones on proficiency tests for literacy, numeracy and problem-solving in technology-rich environments. Stats Can’s numbers are based on results of the Programme literacy test for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies in 2012. The French had an average score of 259 — 14 points lower than Anglophones. The study also says many of them work in declining industries and don’t write as much at work.