What is PISA?

PISA is the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment. PISA measures 15-year-olds’ ability to use their reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges.


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Since 2000, PISA has involved more than


countries and economies

and around

3, 000, 000

students worldwide


Find all PISA publications here

Next steps

OECD member countries and Associates decided to postpone the PISA 2021 assessment to 2022 and the PISA 2024 assessment to 2025 to reflect post-Covid difficulties.

PISA 2022

PISA 2022 will focus on mathematics, with an additional test of creative thinking. The new PISA 2022 mathematics framework was recently launched.

Preparations for this test are underway with participants from 38 OECD members and likely 50+ non-members involved. 

PISA 2025

PISA 2025 will focus on science and include a new assessment of foreign languages. It will also include the innovative domain of Learning in the Digital World which aims to measure students’ ability to engage in self-regulated learning while using digital tools.


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PISA 2025 Foreign Language Assessment


PISA 2025 will assess foreign language learning as an optional component.

For more information, visit our dedicated website.