Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

PISA stands for Programme for International Student Assessment. It is an international study that measures the abilities of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science. In Canada, PISA is coordinated by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC). Read more about the program.

Seventy-nine countries and economies took part in PISA 2018. Over half a million 15-year-old students, including 22 500 Canadians, were tested on their skills and knowledge in three core learning areas: science, reading and mathematics, with a main focus of reading.

The next administration will be held between April 18 and May 27, 2022.

The results of PISA 2018 and of previous years are available on the CMEC website.

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