The Results of PISA 2015

In 2015 and 2006 the focus was on science performance. This is the first time it is possible to assess developments in proficiency in scientific literacy in a reliable way. Altogether 73 countries and economies in the PISA 2015 assessment.

 

 

The latest figures show that scientific literacy among young people in Finland has dropped from the 2006 level, when the focus was last on science performance. The mean score points in scientific literacy show that 15-year-olds in Finland rank in third place among the OECD countries. The average score in scientific literacy in Finland has dropped by 32 score points relative to 2006 (563 score points). Finnish students are still among the best in reading literacy, and mathematical literacy has remained unchanged.

The survey was carried out by the Finnish Institute for Educational Research of the University of Jyväskylä together with Helsinki University.

The results were published on 6 December 2016.

Finland's results  score points OECD countries all participants
Mathematical literacy 531 3. 5.
Reading literacy 526 2. 4.
Scientific literacy 511 7. 13.

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Contact information

Tommi Karjalainen, Opetusneuvos 
OKM, Yleissivistävän koulutuksen ja varhaiskasvatuksen osasto, Strategia- ja ohjausryhmä 0295330140   forename.surname@minedu.fi


Eeva-Riitta Pirhonen, ylijohtaja 
OKM, Yleissivistävän koulutuksen ja varhaiskasvatuksen osasto, Strategia- ja ohjausryhmä 0295330258   forename.surname@minedu.fi

Jouni Välijärvi , Professori, PISAn kansallinen koordinaattori (Koulutuksen tutkimuslaitos  / Jyväskylän yliopisto)
050 567 7210    pisafin@jyu.fi