OECD Test for Schools

OECD Test for Schools

See how well your school is preparing students for the global economy

This test is so different. It asks students to do much more critical thinking and problem solving than most current tests.

Hillery Dixon, Director of Curriculum Development, Lucia Mar (CA) Unified School District

Quick Facts

The power of partnership

The power of partnership

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The mission of the OECD is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD launched PISA to give countries regular and reliable data on the knowledge and skills of their students and the performance of their education systems. This triennial international survey aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. The OECD Test for Schools is based on PISA and uses the PISA scale, allowing participating schools to compare their performance to student achievement nationally and worldwide. For more information on how your school can participate in the PISA international test, visit the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

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Founded by educators nearly 40 years ago, NWEA is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for innovative assessments that help teachers teach and students learn. More than 7,600 schools worldwide trust our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®), for powerful data that drives instruction and measures student growth, from pre-K to twelfth grade. Our other products and services—including our classroom assessment system, Skills Navigator®, powerful professional development programs, and educational consulting services—help educators accelerate student learning. We're proud to collaborate with OECD to offer the OECD Test for Schools as part of our mission—Partnering to help all kids learn®.

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In 2012, America Achieves, an education non-profit partnered with OECD to pilot a paper-based version of the OECD Test for Schools, and quickly discovered that participants found the deeply detailed reports that schools receive to be incredibly valuable. More than 800 U.S.-based and international schools have administered the OECD Test for Schools to date. These participants are leveraging their results to inform and improve school-level practices across rural, suburban, and urban districts. In addition, participating schools become part of the Global Learning Network, which provides invaluable peer-to-peer learning that supports school improvement.

OECD Test for Schools in the Media

OECD Test for Schools in the Media

Discover insights that drive school improvement

Discover insights that drive school improvement

The OECD Test for Schools, based on the internationally respected PISA test administered in more than 60 countries, is now available to every school in the United States with online administration through partnership with NWEA. This unique assessment measures the knowledge of fifteen-year-old students in reading, math, and science, as well as their ability to reason and apply knowledge to solve problems. In addition, student surveys collect valuable insights on student engagement, interactions with teachers, and attitudes toward learning. Participating schools receive detailed reports that reveal school achievement in comparison to other schools nationally and worldwide—helping educators understand how to accelerate student achievement toward globally competitive outcomes.

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