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PISA 2015 survey results

In december 2016 Foundation Innove and the Ministry of Education and Research revealed the Estonian results of PISA 2015 survey.

PISA survey is the largest international student survey; this year there were 72 participating countries. It was the fourth time to participate for Estonia and half of the country’s 15-year-old students, i.e. 5,587 people, took the test. The main focus of the survey was on sciences.

Estonian results are stable and very good across all subjects and these are achieved with lesser financial resources and shorter learning time than in other OECD countries.

The number of top achievers has increased in all assessed subjects and the amount of students with weaker results in reading has declined. The most significant progress has been made in functional reading, especially in boys' reading skill.

PISA survey, conducted by OECD, assesses the knowledge and skills of 15-year-old students in functional reading, mathematics and sciences. The survey measures the capabilities of 15-year-old students to generalise, connect and apply what they learn in school in everyday life. The survey is held in every three years.