Information for schools, teachers, parents and students

The PISA 2018 Main Study took place in 157 schools in March and April 2018 and the PISA Autumn study took place in October/November 2018 in 57 schools. Both student assessments were entirely computer-based. Students, principals, and teachers were invited to participate. Inspectors, assisted by external technical support staff, administered PISA to students using carry-in laptops.

OECD’s informational video on PISA.

Information on PISA 2018 Autumn Study

Information for schools selected to participate in the PISA 2018 Autumn Study is available here.

Information for parents of students selected to participate in the PISA 2018 Autumn Study is available here.

Information for students selected to participate in the PISA 2018 Autumn Study is 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.

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

Short summaries on PISA findings

The OECD publishes short, themed summaries of PISA results which may be of interest to students, parents, teachers and policymakers.

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.