PISA for Schools


The PISA for Schools project contributes to improving student learning opportunities and well-being by empowering teachers and school leaders through global connections and international benchmarking based on a common scale provided by PISA. The PISA-based Test for Schools is a voluntary assessment intended to help school leaders from across the world understand their 15-year old students' abilities to think critically and apply their knowledge creatively in novel contexts. 


Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

A selection of Frequently Asked Questions about the PISA for Schools project. 


How to Join

Information for governments and organisations interested in joining the PISA for Schools project.


Find out more:

PISA for Schools: What and Why?

What is PISA for Schools?

Why participate in PISA for Schools?



Current Availability

Information about joining the PISA for Schools project is available here

The PISA-based Test for Schools is currently available to schools in the following countries and territories:

  • Andorra
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • People's Republic of China
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Moscow,  Russia
  • Spain
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

The assessment is currently available in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Basque
  • Castilian Spanish
  • Catalan
  • English
  • Galician
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Welsh

Global Peer Learning

Global Learning Network

A network of educators and district leaders who have taken the PISA-based Test for Schools, learned from their results and global best practices, and made practice shifts that contribute to improved student outcomes.