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Are students more engaged when schools offer extracurricular activities?

PISA in Focus is a series of concise monthly education policy-oriented notes designed to describe a PISA topic.

 The series is grouped according to topic. Click on the title of the theme to find all PISA in Focus editions related to that topic.


  • Can schools help to integrate immigrants? November 2015, French

It is difficult for us here in Paris to think about much else beside the innocents who lost their lives in November during the senseless, brutal attack that shook our city. Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones; our spirit remains firmly fixed on the values we cherish: liberté, égalité, fraternité. In the aftermath of these horrific events, fraternité becomes more than an ideal; it is the necessary glue that binds our societies together. It is in this context that we invite you to consider what PISA results show about the crucial role schools play in building our communities, particularly for immigrant students. A full report on this issue will be published in the near future.


Student performance


Family background and education

Students' attitudes towards school and learning


Classroom environment

Education policies and student performance


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