Information for schools, teachers, parents and students

The PISA 2021 Field Trial will take place in 40 schools in March 2020. 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. Regional Co-ordinators are currently liaising with selected schools in preparation for testing ‎next year.‎ 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 2021 Field Trial

Information for schools selected to participate in the PISA 2021 Field Trial is available here.

Information for parents and students selected to participate in the PISA 2021 Field Trial is available here.

Information for teachers selected to participate in the PISA 2021 PISA 2021 Field Trial is available here.

Try out the PISA tests!

Try out released questions from PISA here.

PISA Questionnaires
Look at the PISA 2018 Student Questionnaire here.
Look at the PISA 2018 School Questionnaire 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: