PISA in a nutshell

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a large-scale international study that measures the knowledge and skills of 15-years-olds.
The first survey was conducted in 2000 and is repeated every three years. Within each cycle, the same three cognitive domains are examined: reading literacy, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy. It’s a new way of looking at student performance, assessing young people’s capacity to use knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges.
The results of PISA can be used in the participating countries to improve the educational policy.