The United States and PISA
How does the United States compare against other OECD nations?
The 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.
American students ranked below the OECD average in mathematics and around the OECD average in science and reading.
The 2012 PISA was the first assessment to measure dimensions of social-emotional development.
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
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.
More disadvantaged students from around the world have access to a technology than ever before.
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
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?
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 Future of PISA
What domains outside of mathematics, reading, and science does or will PISA test?
PISA tests whether the student can demonstrate the application of that knowledge in novel contexts.
Eighteen countries and economies, including the United States, participated in an optional OECD assessment to test students’ knowledge and application of bank statements, loans, insurance, and other financial documents.