First OECD PISA report on collaborative problem-solving launches Tuesday 21 November 2017


14/11/2017 - In today’s increasingly interconnected world, people are often required to collaborate in order to achieve their goals. But students still typically learn individually. Schools will need to become better at preparing students to live and work in a world in which most people will need to trust and collaborate with other people.


This first ever assessment of collaborative problem solving skills aims to help countries and economies see where their students stand in relation to their peers in other education systems. Students in 52 education systems completed this test in addition to the main OECD PISA 2015 Survey on science, mathematics and reading.


The report, Collaborative Problem-Solving: PISA Results 2015 (volume 5)”, is under embargo until 08.00 a.m. Paris time/CET (07.00 a.m. GMT) on Tuesday 21 November 2017.


Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, will present the report’s findings at a conference in Singapore the same day. German media are also invited to take part in a webinar (under embargo) on Monday 20 November at 11.00 a.m. with Andreas Schleicher. To register, contact Matthias Rumpf (tel. + 49 30 2888 3541).


On 21 November, a public webinar will be held with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, at 3.00 p.m. GMT/4.00 p.m. CET. To register:


Country notes will be available for France, Germany, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Requests to receive the report and country notes under embargo by e-mail ahead of release time should be sent to [email protected]. Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions. Copies will be sent on Monday 20 November.





For more information on the PISA test of collaborative problem-solving, see


For more information about PISA 2015, journalists should contact [email protected]


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