OECD Programme for International Student Assessment


The high cost of low educational performance

This report uses recent economic modelling to relate cognitive skills - as measured by PISA and other international instruments - to economic growth, demonstrating that relatively small improvements to labour force skills can largely impact the future well-being of a nation.

Green at fifteen?

Drawing on the PISA 2006 study conducted across OECD countries, this report presents information on the sources of students' awareness of environmental science, their attitudes towards the environment and how these attitudes interrelate with their performance in environmental science. {C}

PISA 2006: Science competencies for tomorrow's world

This report presents the results from the most recent PISA survey, which focused on science and also assessed mathematics and reading. It explores not only how well students perform, but also their interests in science and their awareness of the opportunities that scientific competencies bring...

Prerelease of OECD data on student achievement

Finland once again takes the number one spot in OECD's three-yearly PISA test of the abilities of a sample of 15-year old secondary school students, followed by Hong Kong (China) and Canada, according to advance details of results that will be published in full next...