PISA for Schools


The PISA for Schools project contributes to improving student learning opportunities and well-being by empowering teachers and school leaders through global connections and international benchmarking based on a common scale provided by PISA. The PISA-based Test for Schools is a voluntary assessment intended to help school leaders from across the world understand their 15-year old students' abilities to think critically and apply their knowledge creatively in novel contexts. 


Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

A selection of Frequently Asked Questions about the PISA for Schools project. 


How to Join

Information for governments and organisations interested in joining the PISA for Schools project.


Find out more:

PISA for Schools: What and Why?

What is PISA for Schools?

Why participate in PISA for Schools?



Current Availability

Information about joining the PISA for Schools project is available here

The PISA-based Test for Schools is currently available to schools in the following countries and territories:

  • Andorra
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • People's Republic of China
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Moscow,  Russia
  • Spain
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

The assessment is currently available in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Basque
  • Castilian Spanish
  • Catalan
  • English
  • Galician
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Welsh

Global Peer Learning

Global Learning Network

A network of educators and district leaders who have taken the PISA-based Test for Schools, learned from their results and global best practices, and made practice shifts that contribute to improved student outcomes.


Ed21 Toolkit for School Leaders

A toolkit, published by EdLeader21 with guidance from the OECD, walks districts and school leaders through the steps leading up to administering the assessment and how to use the results for school improvement.