PISA Products



  • Key findings: PISA key findings include rankings of student performance by country/economy and  information on student background, their approaches to learning and the organisation of their schools.

  • Databases for each year the students took the test: 20122009200620032000
  • Log-file databases for released PISA 2012 computer-based items (compressed SPSS data files)

Codebook and instructions for merging files (pdf)

Data for problem solving (83 MB)

Digital reading (90 MB)

Computer-based mathematics (23 MB)



Belgium (Flanders)          Finland          Netherlands

Brazil                                  Germany       Poland

Ontario (Canada)             Japan            Portugal

Shanghai, China              Korea            Singapore

In depth

Methodology, manuals

  • Background questionnaires: Questionnaires filled in by students, school principals and parents to provide contextual information.

  • Assessment frameworks: Theory behind the surveys - what they aim to achieve and how they're developed: 

    201520122009, 2006, 2003, 2000.
  • Manuals - survey implementation: 

PISA 2012 translation manuals and guidelines