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What is PISA?

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.

 

In 2015 over half a million students, representing 28 million 15-year-olds in 72 countries and economies, took the internationally agreed two-hour test. Students were assessed in science, mathematics, reading, collaborative problem solving and financial literacy.

 

The results of the 2015 assessment will be published on 6th December 2016.

 

Key findings for previous cycles:

2012    2009    2006    2003    2000

How Does PISA Work?

PISA Country Participation

See the list of all countries and economies that have participated in PISA to date.

 

Map of PISA Countries and Economies

OECD countries
Partner countries and economies in PISA 2015
Partner countries and economies in previous cycles                                     

PISA Initiatives

PISA for Development

The PISA for Development initiative aims to encourage and facilitate PISA participation of interested and motivated low- and middle-income countries. Find out more about which countries are participating and it how it contributes to the Education Sustainable Development Goal for quality and equity of learning outcomes for children, young people and adults.

PISA-based Test for Schools

The PISA-based Test for Schools provides school-level estimates of performance and information about the learning environment and students’ attitudes gathered from student questionnaires. Find out more and how schools and their networks can take part.

PISA Online Programme for School Improvement (coming soon)

An online collaborative learning platform that brings the insights from PISA back to schools and communities so that they can work with other schools around the world on how to help students learn better, teachers teach better and schools to become more engaging learning environments.

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