PISA-Based Test for Schools

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NFER are accredited by the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) as the official UK provider of the PISA-Based Test for Schools.

Based on the OECD’s triennial PISA-study, the PISA-Based Test for Schools is designed to improve teaching and learning by providing insight into your students’ readiness for the increasingly global economy.

Key benefits

To talk to an adviser about the PISA-Based Test for Schools, please call 01753 637007.

Helps to measure a skill set every child needs to develop into a numerate and successful adult. Chris David, Oakdale Comprehensive School

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Taking part in PISA-Based Test for Schools

NFER will work with you to make taking part easy for you. Our service includes:

  • an online portal for you to input your student data, from which we will select a sample of 15-year-olds to take the tests (84 students per school)
  • an NFER test administrator will administer the tests and student questionnaires with the students in your school and at a convenient time for you within the established testing window
  • NFER will mark the tests and capture the data from the tests and the student questionnaires
  • Your school will receive a comprehensive report showing your performance compared to schools in other countries, and to schools in the UK


Find out about PISA

More information about the study from OECD