OECD Test for Schools
OECD Test for Schools - Quick Facts
A little knowledge goes a long way - and we can prove it! Here are a few facts about the OECD Test for Schools you should know.
The OECD Test for Schools is a school-level assessment that prompts discussions on how to nurture a school and teaching environment that develops the types of knowledge, skills and competencies that are relevant in a rapidly changing world. A holistic “health check”, the test provides valuable insights on your school’s academic performance and its learning environment.
The test is based on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s renowned Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
PISA global assessment scale.
Reading, mathematics, science, student engagement, student view of learning environment, critical thinking and problem solving.
Once per school year.
3 to 3.5 hours, including time for instructions and breaks.
The test is delivered on a new digital assessment platform designed by the Janison Education Group. It offers an enhanced dashboard and streamlined reporting structure alongside other practical features.
A representative sample of 15-year-old students from each participating school.
School-level school improvement and student performance data, comparative data from participating schools.
In December 2019, the 2018 results for PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) were released by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Educational leaders from participating schools around the world are now examining and analyzing these results.
OECD Test for Schools is based on the global PISA assessment, but delivers annual school improvement and benchmarking results at the school level and insightful comparisons between individual schools in the United States and around the world.
PISA is administered every 3 years to fifteen-year-old students in schools around the world to assess their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to measure their school’s performance. These aggregate results provide benchmarks to measure and compare against the educational systems of over 80 countries.
The OECD Test for Schools assessment comprises 2 hours of questions in reading, mathematics and science and a 30-minute student survey about their home and school environments and experiences. The test takes a total of 3 to 3.5 hours to administer, including time for instructions and breaks.
Data-driven educational leaders use the data and insights from OECD Test for Schools to:
- Analyze the comprehension, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities of 15 year olds in the subjects of reading, mathematics and science.
- Evaluate student satisfaction and engagement with their learning environment.
- Compare results against other data-driven, high performing schools across the globe.
The OECD Test for Schools is a unique assessment offering insightful data to help schools better prepare students for success. Educators from a wide spectrum of schools and school systems have administered the OECD Test for Schools, and use this valuable tool for improving school and student performance. Learn more about the OECD Test for Schools, and about how schools are using the test, by downloading the OECD Test for Schools Information Guide.