PISA 2015 Data Services
Three key learning subject areas are assessed: mathematics, science and reading, with a main focus on one of these areas in each cycle. Science was the main focus of PISA 2015. A new topic: collaborative problem-solving, was also assessed for the first time.
PISA Key Facts
PISA 2015 marks the transition from a paper-based to a computer-based assessment.
Read the 2015 PISA Results: PISA 2015: New Zealand Reports
Key Facts: PISA 2015
Field Trial: 12 May to 10 June 2014.
Main Study: 27 July to 4 September 2015.
The PISA International Sampling Consortium is responsible for selecting a representative sample of New Zealand secondary schools. Over 4,500 students (aged between 15-years-3-months and 16-years-2-months at the time of assessment) from 183 schools were randomly selected to take part in the PISA 2015 Main Study (computer-based assessment).
OECD International Standardised Study measuring scientific (main focus), reading and mathematical literacy. Collaborative problem-solving will also be assessed. Background information is also collected from students and schools.
More than 70 countries from around the world took part in PISA 2015, including the 34 OECD member countries.