Information for schools, teachers, parents and students

The PISA 2022 Field Trial was due to take place in 40 schools in March 2020 but was cut short as a result of school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Data was collected from 20 schools before the closures and was submitted to the international consortium overseeing the administration of PISA for analysis. The PISA Main Study was due to take place in 2021 but has been delayed by one year. As a result, all data collected as part of the Field Trial in 2020 will be retained until March 2022 (i.e., the beginning of the Main Survey) and not March 2021 as previously stated, as per the PISA 2022 Technical Standards. A copy of the PISA Technical Standards is available here

The Main Study of PISA is due to take place in 2022. Students, principals, and teachers will be invited to participate. The student assessment and the school questionnaire is entirely computer-based, while the parent and teacher questionnaires are paper-based. Inspectors, assisted by external technical support staff, will administer PISA to students using carry-in laptops.

An animated video from the OECD outlines who takes the test, who sets the questions, and what can we learn from the findings: OECD’s informational video on PISA.

Information on PISA 2022 Field Trial

Information for schools selected to participate in the PISA 2022 Field Trial is available here.

Try out the PISA tests!

Try out released questions from PISA here.

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.

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 and GDPR. 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.

For more information on the ERC’s data protection policy, please click here

For more PISA specific GDPR information, please click here