PISA 2015 Results (Volume I)

Excellence and Equity in Education

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Published on December 06, 2016

Also available in: German, French

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines not just what students know in science, reading and mathematics, but what they can do with what they know. Results from PISA show educators and policy makers the quality and equity of learning outcomes achieved elsewhere, and allow them to learn from the policies and practices applied in other countries. PISA 2015 Results (Volume I): Excellence and Equity in Education, is one of five volumes that present the results of the PISA 2015 survey, the sixth round of the triennial assessment. It summarises student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and defines and measures equity in education. It focuses on students’ attitudes towards learning science, including their expectations of working in science-related careers. The volume also discusses how performance and equity have evolved across PISA-participating countries and economies over recent years.

SUMMARIESavailable in 6 languages

English PISA 2015 Results (Volume I) (Summary in English)
French Résultats du PISA 2015 (Volume I)
Spanish Resultados de la prueba PISA (volumen I)
German PISA 2015 Ergebnisse (Band I)
Japanese PISA2015調査結果 (Volume I)
Italian Risultati PISA 2015 (Volume I)


Foreword and acknowledgements
Executive summary
Reader's guide
What is PISA?
Overview: Excellence and Equity in Education
Science performance among 15–year–olds
Students' attitudes towards science and expectations of science–related careers
Reading performance among 15-year-olds
Mathematics performance among 15-year-olds
Socio-economic status, student performance and students' attitudes towards science
Immigrant background, student performance and students' attitudes towards science
What PISA 2015 results imply for policy
Annexes4 chapters available
PISA 2015 technical background
PISA 2015 data
PISA 2015 test items
The development and implementation of PISA: A collaborative effort
Country notes12 chapters available
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Country-Specific Overviews

Brazil  English | Portuguese
Colombia  English
France  French
Germany  English | German
Indonesia  English   
Italy  English 
Japan  English | Japanese
Mexico  English | Spanish
Sweden  English
United Kingdom  English
United States  English
Uruguay English
US (Massachusetts)  English


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Online Annexes