OECD-based test for schools - United States


United States

The United States is conducting the third cycle of the PISA-based Test for Schools (or OECD Test for Schools as it is known in the U.S.) with newly accredited service provider Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) for the 2015/2016 school year.  NWEA is offering an online version of the test for the first time for U.S. schools.  For more information on how to enrol, please visit

More than 400 schools in the United States have taken the OECD Test for Schools since it was launched in 2012.

Online version of the school test is now available in the United States

The OECD has partnered with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) to offer an online version of the test for the first time in the United States.


Alliance for Excellent Education - OECD Test for Schools: How Three School Systems Are Improving Student Achievement

This case study provides superintendents, principals, and teachers with information on how three school systems have used an assessment developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)—the OECD Test for Schools—to monitor students’ academic outcomes and inform shifts in policy and teacher practice to meet students’ learning needs.


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