PISA 2012 Assessment and Analytical Framework: Mathematics, Reading, Science, Problem Solving and Financial Literacy
Are students well prepared to meet the challenges of the future? Can they analyse, reason and communicate their ideas
effectively? Have they found the kinds of interests they can pursue throughout their lives as productive members of
the economy and society? The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) seeks to answer these
questions through the most comprehensive and rigorous international assessment of student knowledge and skills.
PISA 2012 Assessment and Analytical Framework presents the conceptual framework underlying the fifth cycle of PISA.
Similar to the previous cycles, the 2012 assessment covers reading, mathematics and science, with the major focus on
mathematical literacy. Two other domains are evaluated: problem solving and financial literacy. Students respond to a
background questionnaire and, as an option, to an educational career questionnaire as well as another questionnaire
about Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Additional supporting information is gathered from
the school authorities through the school questionnaire and from the parents through a third optional questionnaire.
Sixty-six countries and economies, including all 34 OECD member countries, are taking part in the PISA 2012 assessment.
Chapter 1. PISA 2012 Mathematics Framework
Chapter 2. PISA 2012 Reading Framework
Chapter 3. PISA 2012 Science Framework
Chapter 4. PISA 2012 Problem-Solving Framework
Chapter 5. PISA 2012 Financial Literacy Framework
Chapter 6. Context Questionnaires Framework