PISA for Schools


The PISA for Schools project contributes to improving student learning opportunities and well-being by empowering teachers and school leaders through global connections and international benchmarking based on a common scale provided by PISA. The PISA-based Test for Schools is a voluntary assessment intended to help school leaders from across the world understand their 15-year old students' abilities to think critically and apply their knowledge creatively in novel contexts. 


How to Join

Information for governments and organisations interested in joining the PISA for Schools project.


Find out more:

Meet the PISA for Schools team

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

A selection of Frequently Asked Questions about the PISA for Schools project. 


PISA for Schools: What and Why?

What is PISA for Schools?

Why participate in PISA for Schools?



Current Availability

Information about joining the PISA for Schools project is available here

The PISA-based Test for Schools is currently available to schools in the following countries and territories:

  • Andorra
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • People's Republic of China
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Russian Federation
  • Spain
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

The assessment is currently available in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Basque
  • Castilian Spanish
  • Catalan
  • English
  • Galician
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Welsh

Global Peer Learning

PISA for Schools aims to create and encourage peer-learning opportunities, enabling schools around the world to connect and work together to build practical resources designed to help students learn better, teachers teach better and schools to become more engaging learning environments.

Match My School

To enable participating schools to connect globally, the project has developed a functioning prototype of a “Match My School” online platform. Once live, this platform would allow schools that have taken the PISA-based Test for Schools to share their own results and experiences and to contact one another to exchange information about teaching practices.

PISA for Schools Community - COMING SOON!

This online community is designed specifically for educators and school leaders from PISA for Schools participating schools. The community provides a secure space to share and solve problems, learn from other contexts and experiences, and to support school leaders, teachers and educators as they pursue innovation in their classrooms and schools.