Key insights from PISA 2015 for the UK nations
Key insights from PISA 2015 for the UK nations

National Foundation for Educational Research

Research Summary, December 2016


The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a worldwide research project involving schools and students in over 70 countries. It is run by the OECD, takes place every three years, and is designed to examine how 15-year-olds can apply what they have learned in school to real life situations. This briefing provides an introduction to PISA 2015; its key findings in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; and background information on social context and the education systems of the four nations.


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Format: PDF, 7pp
Sponsor(s): NFER


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National Foundation for Educational Research (2016). Key Insights from PISA 2015 for the UK nations. Slough: NFER


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