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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.


This edition of PISA in Focus accompanies a new PISA report, Low-Performing Students: Why They Fall Behind and How to Help Them Succeed, which offers an in-depth analysis of low performance at school and recommends ways to tackle the problem.


Student performance


Family background and education

Students' attitudes towards school and learning


Classroom environment

Education policies and student performance


All PISA in Focus editions 


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