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Programme for International Student Assessment (15-year-old students)

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international assessment of the skills and knowledge of 15 year olds that is administered every three years. Directed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and development (OECD), PISA involves over 60 countries or economies. PISA covers three domains: reading, mathematics, and science. Although each assessment has questions from all three domains, the focus shifts with each administration. Historical results can be found on the websites for CMEC and OECD.

PISA 2015 was administered in 56 schools in Nova Scotia. The major domain for 2015 was science and results were reeased in December 2016.

The next administration of PISA is scheduled for 2018 and the major domain assessed will be reading.