The OECD's Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) measures 15-year-olds’ ability to use their reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges. PISA provides the most comprehensive and rigorous international assessment of student learning outcomes to date. Results from PISA indicate the quality and equity of learning outcomes attained around the world, and allow educators and policy makers to learn from the policies and practices applied in other countries. Results of the PISA 2018 survey, the seventh round of the triennial assessment were released in early December 2019.
The new 2018 PISA data are available through World Bank’s EdStats. The dataset includes reading, mathematics, and science mean scores, score distributions, and proficiency levels for 15 year old students in 79 countries. The dataset also includes gender disaggregation and all previous PISA rounds to compare performance over time.
The data are available for download from EdStats' Learning Outcome Query. To locate the PISA indicators, filter or search for PISA in the Series selection window.
The "By Country" Dashboard compiles mean scores from all the major learning assessments the country has participated in over time (PISA, TIMSS, PIRLS, PIAAC, LLECE, SACMEQ, and PASEC).
World Bank’s take on 2018 results
JAIME SAAVEDRA, World Bank Global Director for education - December 09, 2019
Why focus on learning?
EMANUELA DI GROPELLO,MARIA JOSE VARGAS,MONICA YANEZ-PAGANS - December 06, 2019
What are the main lessons from the latest results from PISA 2018 for Latin America?