PISA 2015 Science Test Questions


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The OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluates education systems worldwide by testing 15-year-olds in key subjects. The focus of PISA 2015 was science. To understand more about the PISA 2015 science tests, click below to answer sample questions. You can also explore the concepts and compentencies being tested and learn what 15-year-olds students at different proficiency levels can do.


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Bird Migration

La migration des oiseaux

Running in Hot Weather

Courir par temps chaud

Slope Face Investigation

Étude des versants d’une vallée

Meteoroids and Craters

Météoroïdes et cratères

Sustainable Fish Farming

Ferme aquatique durable


Test Levels

The PISA test contains questions representing seven levels of proficiency. Learn more about the performance levels for science.

Question Categories

The PISA test contains questions which provide different contexts and test different skills. Learn more about the subject categories and skills being tested for science.

Cognitive Items

Download the full set of PISA 2015 released field trial cognitive items.


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