PISA for Development Database

Download Information and Instructions

From this page you can download the PISA for Development dataset with the full set of responses from:

  • In-school asessment: individual students, school principals and teachers
  • Out-of-school assesment: individual respondents, parents/guardians of respondents and interviewer household observations

These files will be of use to statisticians and professional researchers who would like to undertake their own analysis of the PISA for Development data. The files available on this page include questionnaires, codebooks, data files in SAS™ and SPSS™ formats, database compendia and tables including system-level data and descriptive analyses that were created to support the reporting of PISA for Development results by participating countries.

The main data files for each assessment relate to:

  • In-school assessment: student questionnaire (which also includes estimates of student performance), school questionnaire, teacher questionnaire and cognitive items
  • Out-of-school assessment: respondent questionnaires (including youth, parent/guardian and household observation questionnaires, as well as estimates of respondent performance), cognitive items and questionnaire timing

These files include data for participating countries:

  • In-school assessment: Cambodia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Senegal and Zambia
  • Out-of-school assessment: Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay and Senegal

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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In-school codebooks

Out-of-school codebooks 


Data Files (compressed)


Student questionnaire data file: SAS (16 MB) and SPSS  (14.5 MB)

School questionnaire data file: SAS (222 KB) and SPSS (136 KB)
Teacher questionnaire data file: SAS (2.1 MB) and SPSS (1.2 MB)
Cognitive item data file: SAS (5.5 MB) and SPSS (2.6 MB)


Individual respondent, parent/guardian, interviewer household observation questionnaire data files: SAS and SPSS
Cognitive item data file: SAS and SPSS 
Questionnaire timing data file: SAS and SPSS

Compendia (compressed)

Questionnaire compendia, available in Excel format, provide the distribution of student responses and performance means according to the variables collected through the questionnaires.

Cognitive compendia provide the distribution of student responses per cognitive item.

Reporting tables and system-level data

These tables, available in Excel format, were developed to support the reporting of PISA for Development results and to facilitate comparisons with the PISA 2015 Database. They include system-level indicators based on those developed by the OECD INES programme for the annual Education at a Glance publication, which were collected through a special system-level data collection conducted in collaboration with PISA for Development National Project Managers.


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PISA for Development Data Explorer

The Data Explorer allows you to create your own analyses and build reports from the PISA for Development data sets.


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