OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Australia

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International comparisons, Academic achievement, Equal education, Literacy education, Mathematical literacy, Scientific literacy, Reading achievement, Large scale assessment, Secondary school students


The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international comparative study of student performance directed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). PISA measures 3 core domains of reading literacy, mathematical literacy, and scientific literacy. The assessment focuses on young people’s ability to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world problems and situations. The term ‘literacy’ reflects a focus on broader skills. As a concept, literacy is more than simply being able to read and write. Eighty-one countries or economies, involving around 690,000 students, participated in PISA 2022. In Australia, 743 schools and a total of 13,437 students (representing the full population of around 265,000 15-year-old students) completed the assessment. In Australia, PISA is managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research and is jointly funded by the Australian Government and all state and territory governments. PISA is a key part of Australia’s National Assessment Program. This report presents the results for Australia as a whole, for the Australian states and territories and for the other groups in PISA 2022. The results can be viewed in an international context, and student performance can be monitored over time. The results also allow for nationally comparable reports of student outcomes against the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) education declaration (Education Council, 2019).

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Melbourne, Australia


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