Database - CBA PISA 2012



Downloadable Data

From this page you can download the PISA 2012 CBA dataset with the full set of responses from individual students, school principals and parents. These files will be of use to statisticians and professional researchers who would like to undertake their own analysis of the PISA 2012 CBA data. The files available on this page include questionnaires, data files in ASCII format, codebooks, compendia and SAS and SPSS control files in order to process the data.

Some of those files are large. The time taken to download the larger files as well as how successfully the files download will depend on your local internet connection and other technical factors.

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SASTM control files
SPSSTM control files
Data sets in TXT format (compressed)
       Some of those files are very large. Please refer to our comments at the top of this page.
Compendia (compressed)
       The compendia provide the distribution of students according to the variables collected through the student, information communication technology, parent and school questionnaires. The performance means per category are also provided.
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)

SPSSTM and SASTM are separate software packages
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