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.

Join us for the PISA Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia on 29-30 November 2024

The PISA Governing Board’s Analysis and Dissemination Group (ADG), the Ministry of Science and Education of Croatia and the OECD Secretariat are co-organising a conference on 29-30 November 2024 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The conference aims to discuss, exchange and learn from practices, approaches, and research on the topic of how evidence from PISA can effectively inform education policy and practice.

A concept note containing more informaiton is available here.

An webinar to better explain the call for contributions for the PISA Conference was held on 3 May 2024. The recording of this webinar can be found here, and the presentation file here.

PISA 2022 Assessment & Analytical Framework

This publication presents the theory underlying the PISA 2022 assessment, and includes frameworks for assessing mathematics, the fourth assessment of students’ financial literacy, and the framework for assessing the innovative domain - creative thinking. It outlines the content knowledge that students need to acquire in each domain, the processes that students need to be able to perform, and the contexts in which this knowledge and these skills are applied.

Read the PISA 2022 Assessment and Analytical Framework

Launch of the PISA 2025 Science Framework

Do we teach young people the science skills that matter? And do young people leave school with the scientific understanding they need to make an informed decision about how to deal with environmental changes, health risks, and other challenges that require personal action from each of us? The OECD and 90 countries around the world have decided to work together to find out, as part of PISA 2025.

Oxford University Press and the OECD invited teachers, students and all other interested parties to an online event to launch the PISA 2025 Science Framework on 15 June 2023. The event featured expert panel conversation, bringing together some of the experts behind the Framework and other leading figures in the science education community, to explore issues related to science and sustainability.

Watch the recording to learn more.


Since 2000, PISA has involved more than


countries and economies

and around

3 700 000

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 the disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PISA 2022

PISA 2022 focused on mathematics, with an additional test of creative thinking.
Initial results of PISA 2022 were released on 5 December 2023. 81 countries and economies took part in PISA 2022.

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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Research and Innovation


The Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) programme established by the PISA Governing Board in 2018 explores how different areas of the assessment programme including test design and scoring methodologies can be improved.