PISA 2018 Database



From this page you can download the PISA 2018 dataset with the full set of responses from individual students, school principals, teachers and parents. These files will be of use to statisticians and professional researchers who would like to undertake their own analysis of the PISA 2018 data. The files available on this page include questionnaires, codebooks, data files in SAS™ and SPSS™ formats, and compendia.

The main data files will include: the student-questionnaire data file (which also includes estimates of student performance and parent-questionnaire data), the school-questionnaire data file, the teacher-questionnaire data file, the cognitive item data file and a file with questionnaire timing data. These files include countries/economies/subregions that fully met adjudication criteria. 

Upon request, an additional separate dataset for Spain will be made available. The dataset includes student identifiers, information about the testing week, and a separate set of plausible values that do not use information from reading fluency items. See PISA 2018 Results Volume I Annex A9 for details. For queries about the separate dataset, contact A list of all recipients of the separate dataset will be shared with Spain’s PISA National Centre.

Some of these files are large. The time it takes to download the larger files, and how successfully the files download, will depend on your local Internet connection and other technical factors.

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Below are the master questionnaires administered to students who sat the computer-based assessment; each country translated these questionnaires into their own language(s). These master questionnaires are also available in French. Students who sat the paper-based assessment also completed questionnaires that can be found via the following links: English and French.


 Download all the national versions of the questionnaires

Codebook and Compendia

Code book




SAS (TM) Data Files (compressed)

Databases including Global Competence variables were uploaded in October 2020.

SPSS (TM) Data Files (compressed)

Databases including Global Competence variables were uploaded in October 2020.


* Due to issues identified during data adjudication, caution is required when analysing these data. For further information, see Annexes A4 and A6 of PISA 2018 Results (Volume I): What Students Know and Can Do and Chapter 14 of PISA 2018 Technical Report.