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Results from PISA 2012 show that just because students have access to an Internet connection, it doesn’t mean that they know how to use it for learning. And differences in how students use the Internet seem to be linked to socio-economic status, although the strength of that link varies widely across countries. Find out more in July's edition of PISA in Focus.

More than ever, students need to engage with mathematical concepts, think quantitatively and analytically, and communicate using mathematics. All these skills are central to a young person’s preparedness to tackle problems that arise at work and in life beyond the classroom. Find out more in the latest report from PISA analysing data from 2012

Watch the recording of the webinar with Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, presenting the findings of this report (June 21, 2016 at 17h Paris time)

  • Are low performers missing learning opportunities?


PISA  finds that most low performing students lack perseverance and tend to believe their efforts don't pay off. However, surprisingly they are more likely to participate in activities requiring numeracy skills such playing chess being members of a mathematics club. Find out more in May's edition of PISA in Focus

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Schools increasingly need to prepare young people for an interconnected world where they will live and work with people from different backgrounds and cultures. As a first step to understanding young people’s attitudes, values and knowledge of global issues, the OECD is currently working on a new test to be included in the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). At the meeting of G7 Education Ministers that took place in Kurashiki, Japan, on 14 May, Ministers noted that this assessment may well provide a metric to measure progress in this area.