PISA 2022: the official start of the main test in Poland

The 8th edition of the PISA test, the Programme for International Student Assessment, has begun. Nearly 250 Polish schools and more than 9,000 students are participating. 

The main PISA 2022 test aims to provide comparative data on students’ skills in five areas. In the current edition of the test, in addition to questions in reading, science and financial literacy, students will have the opportunity to solve new tasks in mathematics and a new area that has appeared for the first time in the PISA survey – “creative thinking”.

In total, nearly 10,000 youth in Poland and several hundred thousand worldwide will take the test.

The test is fully anonymous and involves students solving tasks and filling in a questionnaire. In Poland, an electronic (computerised) version of the test is used. Interviewers arrive at the school with computers, conduct a short training session for the students, who then start working on the test. The entire process at the school, including setting up and collecting the computers, takes about 5 hours.

PISA 2022 test schedule in Poland

Intensive preparations for the PISA 2022 test have been underway for several months. One of the final stages was the training of interviewers conducted by experts from the Educational Research Institute.

“We would like to thank the school principals who agreed to conduct the test in their schools. We hope that the test starting on 7 March will run very smoothly”, stated Joanna Kaźmierczak, head of the PISA 2022 survey in Poland.

PISA - Programme for International Student Assessment

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test is prepared by an international consortium overseen by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and representatives of member countries. It shows the level and diversity of the skills of 15-year-olds, which are developed in school education as well as outside school, and is conducted every three years in all OECD member countries, as well as in dozens of other countries. Poland has participated in the assessment since its inception in 2000.

The last edition of the test (PISA 2018) was conducted and coordinated by a team of experts and researchers from the Educational Research Institute.