PISA 2018 Assessment and Analytical Framework

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This report presents the conceptual foundations of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), now in its seventh cycle of comprehensive and rigorous international surveys of student knowledge, skills and well-being. Like previous cycles, the 2018 assessment covered reading, mathematics and science, with the major focus this cycle on reading literacy, plus an evaluation of students’ global competence – their ability to understand and appreciate the perspectives and world views of others. Financial literacy was also offered as an optional assessment.

The framework also includes the questionnaires distributed to students and school principals used to elicit information about student backgrounds and the school learning environment, as well as some questionnaires distributed to parents and teachers to assess factors associated with student outcomes. Students in some countries also completed further questionnaires on their educational trajectory, familiarity with information and communications technology, and well-being. 



PISA 2018 Background questionnaires

Annex A presents a link to the background questionnaires used in the PISA 2018 survey. These are the student questionnaire distributed to all participating students; the school questionnaire distributed to the principals of all participating schools; three optional questionnaires for students (the educational career questionnaire, the ICT familiarity questionnaire, and the well-being questionnaire); an optional questionnaire forparents; an optional questionnaire for teachers (both for reading teachers and for teachers of all other subjects); and the financial literacy questionnaire for students in countries that participated in the financial literacy assessment.


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