What is PISA?

PISA is the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment. PISA measures 15-year-olds’ ability to use their reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges. Read more about PISA in our latest brochure.

PISA 2018: How are students doing?

Andreas Schleicher highlights key findings from PISA 2018 – the test the whole world can take.

PISA 2018 Results

Check out the latest PISA results looking at:

  • What students know and can do
  • Where all students can succeed
  • What school life means for students' lives

What is PISA?


Since 2000, PISA has involved more than


countries and economies

and around

3, 000, 000

students worldwide


Find all PISA publications here

Next steps

PISA 2021

This years focus is mathematics with an additional test in creative thinking. The new PISA 2021 mathematics framework was recently launched.

Preparations for this test are underway with participants from 36 OECD members and likely 50+ non-members involved.

PISA 2024

PISA 2024 will focus on science and include an optional assessment of competence in foreign languages.

A call for tenders for contractors to implement the PISA 2024 survey was launched in June 2019.

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