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Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) International Database


Participating states

Subject Keywords: Young people's acquisition of knowledge and skills
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Dataset
Region: International (other)

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an internationally standardised assessment that was jointly developed by participating economies and administered to 15-year-olds in schools. PISA is a survey of students' skills and knowledge as they approach the end of compulsory education. It is not a conventional school test. Rather than examining how well students have learned the school curriculum, it looks at how well prepared they are for life beyond school.

Three assessments have so far been carried out (in 2000, 2003 and 2006). Data for the 4th assessment is being collected in 2009, with results scheduled for release at the end of 2010. Tests are typically administered to between 4,500 and 10,000 students in each country.



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Suggested citation:

Participating states. (2006) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) International Database [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 17th July 2019].


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