The Field Trial for PISA 2018 takes place in 40 schools in March 2017. The Main Study for PISA 2015 was conducted in 167 schools in March 2015.
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 for schools selected to participate in the PISA 2018 Field Trial available here.
Information for parents and students will be available in early 2017.
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.