The United States and PISA

How does the United States compare against other OECD nations?

The OECD Test for Schools

OECD Test for Schools

The OECD Test for Schools is a PISA-based assessment tool adjusted for use by individual schools, rather than entire nations.

U.S.–Specific Statistics

United States Specific Statistics

American students ranked below the OECD average in mathematics and around the OECD average in science and reading.

 

Social-Emotional Development

Social-Emotional Development

The 2012 PISA was the first assessment to measure dimensions of social-emotional development.

Deeper Learning

Deeper Learning

The Alliance for Excellent Education’s The Deepest Learners report offers four recommendations based on practices in high-performing countries that can inform policymakers about PISA’s implications for deeper learning.

Equity and Excellence in PISA

What does PISA indicate about the state of educational equity in OECD nations?

The Mathematics Performance Gap

The Mathematics Performance Gap

This latest report from OECD uses data from the 2012 PISA mathematics section to examine factors associated with the performance gap between students from different socioeconomic backgrounds.

Digital Equity

Digital Equity

More disadvantaged students from around the world have access to a technology than ever before.

 

The Learning Environment

The Learning Environment

OECD finds that on average, students worldwide attend schools with increased funding, more qualified teachers, and better quality educational materials than before.

Equity, Excellence, and Inclusiveness in Education

Equity in Education

Countries like South Korea, Finland, and Canada show above-average PISA performance, but below-average impact of socioeconomic status on performance.

Inside the Classroom

What new information does PISA and TALIS (Teaching and Learning International Survey) teach about students and teachers?

Building Student Engagement

Building Student Engagement

OECD explores methods to keep low performers engaged.

Fostering Teacher Professionalism

Fostering Teacher Professionalism

OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) is an ongoing study of the work environments of teachers and principals.

Economic Growth and PISA Performance

Why are PISA scores important? What is its projected impact on the U.S. economy?

The High Cost of Low Educational Performance

The High Cost of Low Educational Performance

The report shows that achievable gains in educational performance yield tens of trillions of dollars in gains in a nation’s gross domestic product.

The Future of PISA

What domains outside of mathematics, reading, and science does or will PISA test?