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OECD PISA report on the academic performance and well-being of students with an immigrant background launches Monday 19 March 2018


13/03/2018 - Migration flows are profoundly changing the composition of classrooms. Analyses of PISA data reveal that in 2015, almost one in four 15-year-old students in OECD countries were either foreign-born or had at least one foreign-born parent.


A new OECD report analyses how students with an immigrant background perform at school academically, socially and emotionally across countries. It analyses the factors that can help or hinder the success of students with an immigrant background and explores the role that education systems, schools, teachers and parents can play in helping these students integrate into their communities, overcome adversity, and succeed at school and society at large.


The report, The Resilience of Students with an Immigrant Background: Factors that Shape Well-Being”, is under embargo until 12.30 p.m. Paris time/CET (11.30 a.m. GMT) on Monday 19 March 2018.


Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, will launch the report at an event at the European Commission in Brussels on Monday 19 March at 12.30 p.m. CET./11.30 GMT. To watch the livestream, go to


The same day, at 18.00 CET/17.00 GMT, a public webinar will be held with Francesca Borgonovi, Senior Analyst in the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD and the report’s main author. To register:


Requests to receive the report under embargo by e-mail ahead of release time should be sent to Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions. Copies will be sent on Friday 16 March.


For more information about PISA 2015, journalists should contact


Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.



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