The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.
The latest set of results from the 2012 data collection focusing on mathematics is now available. Around 510.000 students in 65 economies took part in this test, representing about 28 million 15-year-olds globally. The PISA 2012 survey focused on mathematics, with reading, science and problem-solving minor areas of assessment. For the first time, PISA 2012 also included an assessment of the financial literacy of young people.
PISA 2012 results are organized in six volumes; every volume has a chapter ‘What data tell us’ and a chapter ‘What this means for policy and practice’.
What students know and can do: student performance in mathematics, reading and science.
Excellence through equity: giving every student the chance to succeed.
Ready to learn: stdents’ engagement, drive and self-beliefs.
What makes schools successful? Resources, policies and practices.
Skills for life: student performance in problem solving (forthcoming, in 2014).
Students and money: financial literacy skills for the 21st century (forthcoming, in 2014).