OECD Test for Schools
Support school improvement with actionable data and international benchmarks
Insights for School Improvement
Educational leaders are using the data and insights from the OECD Test for Schools as a powerful tool to drive school improvement and ensure their students are prepared to succeed.
Based on the internationally recognized PISA assessment, the OECD Test for Schools supports school system improvement by helping educational leaders:
- Compare their schools with other schools across the US and around the world
- Develop teaching practices that improve student learning
- Understand student engagement
- Improve their school’s learning environment
Improvement at Every Level
By assessing no more than 85 students in your high school (15-year-olds), you receive actionable data that you can use to improve individual schools and programs as well as drive system-wide improvements.
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Assessment for School Improvement
Representative sample of 15-year-olds
Higher-order thinking skills
Once per school year
Approximately 3 hours
Understand Student Engagement and Your Learning Environment
PISA research and data have shown that a strong learning environment and confident, engaged, and motivated students are factors that consistently contribute to better learning outcomes. Because student voice is critical to school improvement and system changes, the OECD Test for Schools provides extensive information about their school’s learning climate.
Actionable Data on Student Learning
Administrators receive a comprehensive report with detailed information about how their school performs in reading, mathematics, and science. Educators can use the information in the report to inform instructional practice improvements and program changes – at both the school and system level. The broad array of school data, coupled with the best practice examples and case studies from around the world, can help transform teaching and learning and improve student outcomes.
Understand How Your School Compares Internationally
International benchmarking and cross-country comparisons can help school leaders better understand whether their students are equipped with the critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to compete in today’s globalized economy. Best practices from top-performing education systems in the US and around the world provide models of excellence on which to base strategies for change.
OECD Test for Schools
Village of Brown Deer, Wisconsin
See how one district experienced school-wide improvement with the OECD Test for Schools.
NWEA, OECD, & PISA
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) developed the OECD Test for Schools based on their renowned Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). NWEA is the US Test Service Provider of the OECD Test for Schools.
The OECD Test for Schools is not just another test. It’s a system diagnostic that provides rich and actionable data that districts can really use to drive their school improvement efforts.
Dr. Patricia Deklotz, Superintendent, Kettle Moraine School District, WI
As the US test service provider for the OECD Test for Schools, NWEA offers professional learning opportunities to help schools and districts get the most from their data.
Support When You Need It
Our knowledgeable specialists are here to help at every step, from comprehensive implementation to ongoing help via phone, email, live chat, and even on-site.