PISA 2018: national report for Ireland published

A national report on PISA 2018 for Ireland is published today, 3rd December 2019, alongside three volumes from the OECD on student performance in 79 participating countries.

  • Students in Ireland are significantly above the OECD average in all three domains, with performance in reading literacy among the highest across OECD and EU countries.
  • There are no significant changes in student performance in Ireland in reading literacy, science and mathematics, 2015-2018.
  • There are significantly fewer low-performing students in Ireland in reading, science and mathematics compared to the average across OECD countries.
  • There is a significantly higher proportion of high-performing students in reading literacy, relative to the average across OECD countries.
  • There is an average proportion of high-achievers in science and a significantly lower proportion of high-performing students in mathematics in Ireland, compared to the average across OECD countries.
  • In PISA 2018, female significantly outperform their male counterparts in reading literacy as in previous cycles; however in science and mathematics there were no significant gender differences in 2018, whereas males had significantly higher mean scores in 2015.

Click here to download the executive summary.

Click here to download the national report for Ireland.

Click here to download the ERC Press Release on the PISA 2018 results for Ireland.