PISA 2018 Results (Volume I)

What Students Know and Can Do

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines what students know in reading, mathematics and science, and what they can do with what they know. It provides the most comprehensive and rigorous international assessment of student learning outcomes to date. Results from PISA indicate the quality and equity of learning outcomes attained around the world, and allow educators and policy makers to learn from the policies and practices applied in other countries. This is one of six volumes that present the results of the PISA 2018 survey, the seventh round of the triennial assessment. Volume I, What Students Know and Can Do, provides a detailed examination of student performance in reading, mathematics and science, and describes how performance has changed since previous PISA assessments.

Published on December 03, 2019Also available in: German, French

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SUMMARIESavailable in 15 languages

English PISA 2018 Results (Volume I) (Summary in English)
French Résultats du PISA 2018 (Volume I)
Spanish Resultados de PISA 2018 (Volumen I)
German PISA 2018 Ergebnisse (Band I)
Japanese PISA2018調査結果(Volume I)
Italian Risultati PISA 2018 (Volume I)
Arabic نتائج البرنامج الدولي لتقييم الطلبة PISA (المجلد الأول)
Chinese 2018年国际学生评估项目结果(第一卷)
Greek PISA 2018 Αποτελέσματα (Τόμος I)
Indonesian Hasil PISA 2018 (Volume I)
Korean 2018년 국제학생평가프로그램 결과 (제1권)
Polish Wyniki badania PISA 2019 (Część I)
Portuguese Resultados PISA 2018 (Volume I)
Russian Результаты PISA 2018 (Том I)
Turkish PISA 2018 Sonuçları (I. Bölüm)


Executive Summary
Reader’s Guide
What is PISA?
How does PISA assess reading?
How PISA results are reported: What is a PISA score?
Who sits the PISA assessment?
How did countries perform in PISA 2018?
What can students do in reading?
What can students do in mathematics?
What can students do in science?
Where did performance change between 2015 and 2018?
Which countries have improved and which countries have declined in performance over their participation in PISA?
Measuring global education goals: How PISA can help
Released items from the PISA 2018 computer-based reading assessment
Snapshot of trends in reading, mathematics and science performance
The development and implementation of PISA: A collaborative effort
PISA 2018 technical background9 chapters available
The construction of proficiency scales and of indices from the student context questionnaire
The PISA target population, the PISA samples and the definition of schools
Technical notes on analyses in this volume
Quality assurance
How comparable are the PISA 2018 computer- and paper-based tests?
Are PISA reading scores comparable across countries and languages?
Comparing reading, mathematics and science performance across PISA cycles
How much effort did students invest in the PISA test?
A note about Spain in PISA 2018
PISA 2018 Data3 chapters available
Results for countries and economies
Results for regions within countries
PISA 2018 system-level indicators
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