24/11/2016 - Since 2000, the OECD has been evaluating the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds through its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey. More than 500,000 students in 72 countries and economies took part in the latest test, which covered science, reading and maths - with the main focus on science. PISA results reveal what is possible in education by showing what students in the highest-performing and most rapidly improving education systems can do.
PISA will be published at 11.00 a.m. Paris time/CET (10.00 a.m. GMT) on Tuesday 6 December 2016.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría will launch the report at an event in London, at 10.00 a.m. local time on Tuesday 6 December - full details below.
This event will be webcast live at: https://youtu.be/q3TCpzSe4cs.
On Monday 5 December, news conferences will be held under embargo in:
* Mexico City: (embargoed) briefing via videoconference with Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa, at the OECD Mexico Centre, 10.00 a.m. local time. To register contact: email@example.com
* Washington: (embargoed) webinar with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, at 1.00 p.m. local time. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org
* Tokyo: (embargoed) briefing via videoconference with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, at the OECD Tokyo Centre at 5.00 p.m. local time. To register contact email@example.com
On Tuesday 6 December, news conferences will take place in:
* London (global launch): with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, at Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, at 10.00 a.m. local time. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org
* Paris: with Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Ministre de l'Education nationale, de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche and Eric Charbonnier, analyst in the Directorate for Education and Skills at OECD headquarters at 11.00 a.m. local time. To register contact email@example.com or tel. + 33 1 45 24 80 99.
* Brussels: with Douglas Frantz, OECD Deputy Secretary-General, and Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, at 11.00 a.m. local time at Berlaymont, 200 Rue de la Loi, Brussels. EC-accredited media do not need to register or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
* Berlin: with Heino von Meyer, OECD Head of Berlin Centre; Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Education and Research; Dr Claudia Bogedan, Senator for Children and Education at the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen and President of the Standing Conference of Education Ministers; Prof Dr Kristina Reiss, President of the Centre for Comparative Educational Research at the Technical University in Munich and National Project Manager for PISA 2015 in Germany. At the Bundespressekonferenz at 11.00 a.m. local time. To register contact: email@example.com
* Rome: with Francesco Avvisati, OECD PISA analyst, Anna Maria Ajello, president of INVALSI, and Stefania Giannini (tbc), Minster for Education, at 11.00 a.m. local time at the Liceo Classico Ennio Quirino Visconti, Piazza del Collegio Romano, 4. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org
* Webinar for Latin American media with OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa Gabriela Ramos at 5.00 p.m. Paris time/CET/10.00 a.m. Mexico time. To register contact: email@example.com
To obtain an embargo copy of the report, journalists should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Embargoed copies of the reports, together with country notes, will be issued 24 hours before the launch, in the morning Paris-time of 5 December.