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.
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.
Information on PISA findings
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.