PISA-based Test for Schools



The PISA-based Test for Schools is a student assessment tool, used by schools to support research, benchmarking and school improvement. It provides descriptive information and analyses on the skills and creative application of knowledge of 15-year-old students in reading, mathematics, and science comparable to main PISA scales. It also provides information on how factors within and outside of school are linked to student performance. Student questionnaires are an important part of the assessment, collecting information on socio-economic background, attitudes and interests in reading, science and mathematics, and the school learning environment.

The assessment tool

  • Read about the assessment tool and type of results and information provided to schools from the assessment

Sample test items

  • Try out a selection of PISA-based Test for Schools reading, mathematics and science questions,  Also available: español

Country information

The PISA-based Test for Schools is currently available to schools in three countries.  Please click on the country in which your school is located for more information:

How to Join

Information for goverments and organizations interested in joining the PISA-based Test for Schools programme.

Global Learning Network

  • Discover the learning network for schools that administer the assessment


  • Read answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the assessment




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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

Sample US school report

Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, on the PISA-based Test for Schools


pisa4u - Online Programme for School Improvement


Join the Programme:

  • Be part of a global network of innovative education professionals and didactic experts.
  • Share your knowledge, collaborate with others, and engage in feedback exchange to learn from one another.
  • Discover resources that will help prepare your students for 21st century careers.
  • Develop the skills to expertly leverage student data to build a more equitable learning environment in your school.
  • Position yourself as a leader for school improvement in your school environment.”


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