On Tuesday 3 December, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 national reports for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland were released, shining a light on UK performance in maths, science and reading.
The study is developed jointly by member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). PISA 2018 was delivered in the UK by NFER on behalf of the Department for Education in England, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, and the Department of Education in Northern Ireland. The report for Scotland is written by the Scottish Government.
In this Spotlight, we look at what the results tell us and the reactions.