PISA 2022 involved
Conducted every 3 years since 2000, PISA assesses 15-year-old students’ ability to apply their reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills to solve real-life problems and participate fully in society.
PISA examines the extent to which education systems are preparing students to meet life’s challenges – to analyse, reason and communicate ideas effectively, continue learning throughout life, and become tomorrow’s workers.
Results from PISA 2022 will be released on 5 December 2023 at 9:00 pm AEDT
PISA is part of Australia’s National Assessment Program (NAP). A nationally representative sample of 15-year-old students from all Australian states and territories and from all school systems complete the PISA assessment.
The schools and students that participate in PISA provide valuable insights to help continually improve Australia’s education system – ensuring we strive for ongoing progress in equity and learning outcomes for all future students.
PISA helps governments to better understand and enhance the effectiveness of their national and state-based educational systems and to learn from other countries’ practices.
It seeks to answer questions such as ‘Are our schools adequately preparing young people for the challenges of adult life?’, ‘Are some kinds of teaching and schools more effective than others?’ and ‘Can schools contribute to improving the futures of students from immigrant or disadvantaged backgrounds?’
PISA is an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It is developed and implemented under the responsibility of education ministries through PISA’s decision-making body, the PISA Governing Board.
For each PISA cycle, the OECD appoints international contractors to lead the design and implementation of the surveys. The Australian Council for Educational Research held this contract for the first 5 cycles of PISA (2000 – 2012), and is again leading the international consortium for the design and implementation of PISA 2025.