PISA is a global assessment that measures the mathematical, reading, and scientific literacy of 15-year-old pupils. Participating in PISA provides an opportunity for countries to find out how well their pupils can apply their knowledge to real-world situations. Below, you can find informative videos about previous PISA cycles and what to expect for PISA 2022.

The following videos created by OUCEA researchers, with Oxford University colleagues, provides an overview of the PISA 2018 results for England, Northern Ireland, and Wales.

The following video provides a recording of the PISA 2022 webinar, in which country experts share what we know so far about pupil achievement in PISA and what you can expect for PISA 2022 for England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

On February 14th, 2022, the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment (OUCEA), lead by Professor Therese N. Hopfenbeck (Director and Professor, OUCEA, Official Fellow at Kellogg College and Research & Dissemination Lead for PISA 2022) and the Pearson team, led by Associate Professor Grace Grima (Director of Research at Pearson UK and PISA 2022 National Project Manager for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland) engaged with experts who delivered useful insights on what we have learned about pupil achievement based on the results from PISA 2018. The webinar also provided an exciting discussion in which we will share greater insight about PISA 2022, including the nature of the assessment, the impact of COVID-19 and the next steps as we prepare to engage in one of the most prominent and unique global assessments.

It was a great opportunity to bring together 118 participants from 17 countries, including nations from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia, Kenya, Ghana, and Hong Kong.

We would like to thank Kellogg College for their technical and communication support and the Department for Education in England, the Department of Education in Northern Ireland, and the Welsh Government for their support in preparing for this webinar. If you have any further questions or suggestions, please contact the PISA team at

Key speakers

Professor Chris Taylor, co-Director of the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data Methods, Cardiff University: Are we preparing our young boys to succeed for tomorrow’s world?

Dr. Jenni Ingram, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, Department of Education, University of Oxford: Trends and analysis in Mathematics, what is behind the numbers?

Professor Jannette Elwood, Dean of Graduate Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast: The gender gap. Lessons learned from PISA 2018.