Programme for international student assessment (PISA)

What is PISA

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international study that assesses and compares how well countries are preparing their 15-year-old students to meet real-life opportunities and challenges.

This study is an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD].

Who takes part?

Approximately half a million students from 72 countries took part in PISA 2015.

In New Zealand, over 4,500 students from 183 schools took part in the study, in July/August 2015.

Schools, and students within each school, were randomly selected to take part. An international consortium commissioned by the OECD to implement PISA was responsible for sampling schools and students in all PISA countries.



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