PISA 2018 Results (Volume III)

What School Life Means for Students’ Lives

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 III, What School Life Means for Students’ Lives, focuses on the physical and emotional health of students, the role of teachers and parents in shaping the school climate, and the social life at school. The volume also examines indicators of student well-being, and how these are related to the school climate.

Published on December 03, 2019

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Executive Summary
Reader’s Guide
What is PISA?
A framework for the analysis of school climate and student well-being
Disciplinary climate
Student truancy and lateness
Teacher enthusiasm
Teachers’ support and teaching practices
Teacher behaviour and student learning
Student co-operation and competition
Sense of belonging at school
Parental involvement in school activities
Students’ life satisfaction and meaning in life
Students’ feelings
Students’ self-efficacy and fear of failure
Growth mindset
The development and implementation of PISA: A collaborative effort
PISA 2018 technical background5 chapters available
Construction of indices
The PISA target population, the PISA samples and the definition of schools
Technical notes on analyses in this volume
Quality assurance
Interpreting the results by student and school characteristics
PISA 2018 Data3 chapters available
Results for countries and economies
Results for regions within countries
PISA 2018 system-level indicators
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