This site contains information about the PISA review and about results obtained by Finland in different years.

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an internationally standardised assessment which produces information within an international frame of reference about education, learning outcomes and informal learning.

The most recent results of the assessment, the results attained, in 2015 released on 6 December 2016.

PISA assesses the learning outcome of students aged 15 in mathematics, science and reading literacy. PISA assesses to what extent students have acquired knowledge and skills that are essential for full participation in society and the variation in these skills over time. The students participating in the assessment are chosen by random sampling.

PISA also gauges attitudes to learning and learning skills. Questionnaires to students and schools gauge learning environments at home and at school, the students' social background and the support they receive in learning, and students' attitudes to school and learning.

The subjects in the assessment vary. The earlier assessments focused on the following subjects:

PISA 2015: science
PISA 2012: mathematics
PISA 2009: reading
PISA 2006: science
PISA 2003: mathematics
PISA 2000: reading

Finland's participation is financed by the Ministry of Education and Culture, which also nominates Finland's representative on the PISA Governing Board.




Contact information

Arto Ahonen, yliopistotutkija, PISAn kansallinen koordinaattori (Koulutuksen tutkimuslaitos  / Jyväskylän yliopisto)
040 893 4209

Mari-Pauliina Vainikainen, tutkimuskoordinaattori (Koulutuksen arviointikeskus / Helsingin yliopisto)
050 318 2188