PISA Database

The PISA database contains the full set of responses from individual students, school principals and parents. These files will be of use to statisticians and professional researchers who would like to undertake their own analysis of the PISA data. The files available on this page include background questionnaires, data files in ASCII format (from 2000 to 2012), codebooks, compendia and SAS™ and SPSS™ data files in order to process the data.

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PISA Data Analysis Manual: SPSS and SAS, Second Edition

These two publications are essential tools for researchers, as they provide all the information required to understand the PISA databases and perform analyses in accordance with the complex methodologies used to collect and process the data.

How to prepare and analyse the PISA database

This note summarises the main steps of using the PISA database. It describes the PISA data files and explains the specific features of the PISA survey together with its analytical implications. This document also offers links to existing documentations and resources (including software packages and pre-defined macros) for accurately using the PISA data files. 

IDB analyzer (quick reproduction of the PISA results)



PISA Data Explorer

The data Explorer allows you to create your own analyses and build reports from the PISA data sets. You can access it, clicking at this link.


PISA Education GPS

The Education GPS allows you to download the full set of PISA indicators and generate country profile reports in PDF format.

PISA 2022: Highlight indicators of Volume I

PISA 2022: Highlight indicators of Volume II


Research Documentation

Assessment and Analytical Frameworks

The theory underlying the PISA surveys – what they aim to achieve and how they are developed – including background questionnaires completed by students, school principals and parents.

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Technical Standards

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Survey Implementation Tools

Field trial materials, translation manuals and technical guidelines used to carry out the surveys.

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Technical Reports

Detailed descriptions of the implementation of the surveys.

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Data Protection Notices

Information on which and how personal data is collected and stored during the implementation of the surveys, and rights of respondents with regards to their information.

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