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The full set of 2015 results for all countries, published by the OECD can be found here.

The PISA 2012 reports for England, Wales and Northern Ireland are available: PISA 2012 in the UK






PISA is the world’s biggest international education survey,
involving schools and students in over 70 countries.


For the 2015 results for Scotland, click here

It assesses the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds in science, reading, maths and collaborative problem solving and was developed jointly by member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

In 2015, PISA in Scotland was delivered by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). The PISA survey has a three year cycle, focusing in turn on science, reading and maths.

The main focus in 2015 was science, with some questions assessing reading, maths and problem solving. For the first time, the PISA assessment was wholly computer based.

Findings from the survey will inform education policy in the UK and other countries, and will be used to improve teaching and learning in science, maths and reading for students around the world.

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PISA in the UK

The National Foundation for Educational Research ran the PISA 2012 survey in the UK and national reports for England, Wales and Northern Ireland were released on 5 December 2013 to coincide with release of the international data and report. Find out more here.