Programme for International Student Assessment

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The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is the world’s biggest international education study, involving schools and pupils in 85 countries around the world.

NFER is delivering PISA 2022 in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. If you are a pupil, parent or from a school in Scotland and have been contacted about taking part in PISA 2022, please click on one of the links on the left hand side for further information.

PISA provides high-quality, internationally comparable data to inform education policy in the UK and across the world. The results are used to improve teaching and learning in maths, reading and science and to provide valuable insights into background factors such as pupils’ attitudes, school resources, teaching practices and qualifications, and how they relate to pupil achievement.

The PISA international dataset traces trends in education as far back as the year 2000, within the UK and internationally. PISA 2022 will provide important evidence of the impact of Covid-19 on the experiences and outcomes of 15-year-olds.

NFER and PISA

NFER has been involved in delivering PISA in the UK for over 20 years.

A summary of the PISA 2018 results in the UK can be found at the links below:

To access other national reports and briefing papers from previous surveys, please visit our PISA research page.