PISA 2009



  • Key findings (students' performance, their socio-economic background, their approaches to learning, organisation of schooling and trend data from 2000) 
  • Conceptual framework (theory behind the PISA 2009 assessment)
  • PISA 2009 interactive profiles by country/economy - download a description of the profiles
  • Technical Report describing the methodology underlying the PISA 2009 survey. It examines additional features related to the implementation of the project at a level of detail that allows researchers to understand and replicate its analyses. The reader will find a wealth of information on the test and sample design, methodologies used to analyse the data, technical features of the project and quality control mechanisms
  • Manuals and guidelines
  • Reading test questions - paper-and-pencil and computer-based (static version)
  • Computer-based reading test questions (interactive). Username: public, password: access


  • In-depth reports


PISA - Untapped Skills: Realising the Potential of Immigrant Students

Public and Private Schools: How management and funding relate to their socio-economic profile

'Public and Private Schools' examines the socio-economic profiles of the public and privately managed schools that participated in the PISA 2009 survey. 

Let's Read Them a Story! The Parent Factor in Education
This report examines how and whether parents' involvement in their child's education is related to his or her proficiency in and enjoyment of reading.


         Strong performers, successful reformers series


         Greece: Education Policy Advice for Greece

         Japan: Lessons from PISA for Japan  

          United States: Strong performers successful reformers: Lessons from PISA for the United States



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