How does PISA shape education reform?

See concrete examples of how countries such as Germany and Brazil have been able to improve their student performance in PISA and make their education systems more inclusive.

Global reach, regional engagement, local impact

PISA participation

Consult the list of countries and economies that have participated in PISA to date.

PISA initiatives


PISA for Development

The PISA for Development initiative aims to encourage and facilitate PISA participation of interested and motivated low- and middle-income countries. Find out more about which countries are participating and it how it contributes to the Education Sustainable Development Goal for quality and equity of learning outcomes for children, young people and adults.

PISA-based Test for Schools

The PISA-based Test for Schools provides school-level estimates of performance and information about the learning environment and students’ attitudes gathered from student questionnaires. Find out more and how schools and their networks can take part.


The PISA-VET (Vocational Education and Training) project supports countries in strengthening their skills systems by developing, piloting and implementing an internationally standardised assessment of outcomes of initial VET programmes. Findout more about how the OECD has established a step-by-step approach to the development of the assessment framework and the instruments for countries to improve the relevance, quality, equity and effectiveness of initial VET programmes.

PISA High Performing Systems for Tomorrow (HPST)

The OECD’s PISA High Performing Systems for Tomorrow (HPST) project aims to establish a comprehensive international framework for the future development of education systems, enabling countries to reorient their education systems toward new purposes, policies and practices, while considering the implications of artificial intelligence for the purposes of education. Find out more about what we are setting out to lead countries wishing to move in this direction; Education for Human Flourishing.

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