How is PISA carried out?

How is PISA carried out in Ireland?

PISA is implemented by the Educational Research Centre on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. A national advisory committee oversees the implementation of PISA and advises on all major aspects of the study, including reviewing the assessment materials and providing input into national reporting.

Members of the national advisory committee for PISA 2015-2018.

How is PISA carried out internationally?

PISA is overseen by the OECD Secretariat.  All major aspects of PISA are agreed upon by the PISA Governing Board, on which all countries are represented. In each country, National Project Managers oversee the administration of PISA.

PISA Governing Board members.

PISA National Project Managers.

Different institutions oversee different aspects of the international work on PISA.

PISA 2012 was implemented by a consortium of ten institutions, led by The Australian Council for Educational Research.

PISA 2015 and PISA 2018 are being implemented by a group of five institutions, this time led by The Educational Testing Service, USA.

ETS is responsible for overall management, test development, computer-based platform development, and data management.

The other institutions for PISA 2015 are:

Westat, USA : Sampling procedures and survey administration.

Pearson, USA : Development and validation of assessment frameworks.

The German Institute for International Educational Research : Questionnaire development.

cApStAn Linguistic Quality Control, Belgium : Translation and verification.

Technical information on the implementation of PISA.