PISA measures 15-year-olds’ ability to use their science, reading and maths knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges.
PISA 2015 participants
Australia versus the world
Number of countries/economies
Significantly higher than Australia
At a similar level to Australia
Significantly lower than Australia*
* While 72 countries participated in PISA 2015, Australia’s performance has only been compared with those countries that achieved a mean score that was higher than the lowest performing OECD country (Mexico).
Australian achievement trends
Students achieving national proficient standard
Level 3 or above
Australian achievement gaps in equivalent years of schooling