What PISA Produces


Main FindingsTest questionsPISA in Focus | Videos | Databases | Assessment frameworksManuals and guidelinesTechnical reports | Technical notes | In-depth reportsWorking research papers


Main Findings
Rankings of student performance by country/economy.

Information on student background, students’ approaches to learning and organisation of schools from the years: 2000200320062009


Test questions
Examples of tests given to the students:
Paper and pencil - static version - examples from 2000, 2003 and 2006.
Paper-and-pencil - interactive version - examples from 2000, 2003 and 2006.
Computer-based - examples from 2009 (user name: public, password: access).


PISA in Focus
Monthly education policy-oriented notes designed to describe a PISA topic in a concise, user-friendly way


- policy experience videos on Canada, Finland, Poland and Shanghai produced by the Pearson Foundation.

PISA - measuring student success around the world - a video explaining what PISA is about.


A database for each year the students took the test: 200020032006 and 2009.

Assessment frameworks
Theory behind the surveys determining what they aim to achieve and how they're developed: 
20002003, 2006, 20092012.

Manuals and guidelines

SAS and SPSS   

PISA 2009 manuals and guidelines

PISA 2012 translation manuals and guidelines

Technical reports
Technical reports describing the implementation of the surveys in :

, 2003,  and 2009.

Technical notes

Comments on Kreiner 2011: Is the foundation under PISA solid? A critical look at the scaling model underlying international comparisons of student attainment.


In-depth reports
Covering a wide range of subjects at the student, school and government levels. 'Strong Performers and Successful Reformers' a publication series aimed at providing policy advice to individual countries is included here.



Working/research papers
Short papers covering a topic in-depth - click here for all PISA and other education-related working papers.




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