Information for schools, teachers, parents and students

The Field Trial for PISA 2018 takes place in 40 schools in March 2017. The Main Study for PISA 2018 will take place in about 170 schools in March-April 2018.

In PISA 2018, as in PISA 2015, the student assessment will be entirely computer-based. Students, principals, parents and science subject co-ordinators (department heads) will be invited to participate. Inspectors, assisted by external technical support staff, will administer PISA to students using carry-in laptops.

Information on PISA

Information for schools selected to participate in the PISA 2018 Field Trial available here.

Information for parents of students selected to participate in the PISA 2018 Field Trial available here.

Information for students selected to participate in the PISA 2018 Field Trial available here.

OECD’s informational video on PISA.

Try out the PISA tests!

Try out PISA 2015 released science questions here.

Click here to download a pdf of other PISA test questions from the OECD.

National booklet of sample PISA assessment tasks in English  as Gaeilge.

Information on PISA findings

OECD’s PISA in Focus: PISA findings in brief.


PISA’s policy on confidentiality and anonymity

All information collected as part of PISA in Ireland is done so in accordance with the Data Protection and Statistics Acts. The confidentiality and anonymity of participants is very important, and information on an individual school will only ever be provided to that school and will never be released to other schools or individuals. Information on individual teachers, students and parents will never be released.