Tagged: Programme for International Student Assessment


Take it with a PISA salt?

I’ve recently been exploring the story behind the headlines when it comes to the PISA tests. It’s a story that needs telling as it places some pretty large caveats on any interpretation of the international league tables published by PISA. There are many PISA sceptics who cite such arguments as: The tests are only taken by, and percentages quoted about,...


What school systems can learn from PISA

Andreas Schleicher gives an insightful, data-led talk about what the PISA (Program of International Student Assessment) tests tell us about what successful education systems look like. For some time I’ve been aware of the PISA tests, which rank countries based on the literacy and numeracy ability of their youngsters, but I did not realise that they used the data to...