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

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