PISA 2022. Results of the Programme for International Student Assessment

Polish 15-year-olds maintain a high position in the world in terms of reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills. In all three areas covered by the survey, our students' results are above the average for OECD countries. However, they are significantly lower than in the previous 2018 edition of the survey.

In the latest edition of the PISA survey, the average score of Polish students in mathematics was 489 points. Among European Union countries, only Estonian students achieved a better score. Polish students' score is similar to those of 11 other countries – the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Austria, Australia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Finland and Latvia.

The average score of Polish students in reading was 489 points. Poland's score is similar to those of 7 other countries: Great Britain, Finland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland and Italy, and is one of the highest among European Union countries.

In the area of science, Polish students achieved an average score of 499 points. Poland's score is similar to that of 15-year-olds from New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. Among European Union countries, only students from Estonia and Finland scored better than Polish students.

PISA is a cyclical survey. The design of the survey makes it possible to compare results between editions. Declines were recorded in most OECD countries in the results from the previous survey edition in mathematics and reading. A similar decline was not seen in the case of science. When analysing the results of the PISA 2022 survey, it is important to take into account that education systems around the world were greatly affected by the long-term COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-2021. The restrictions introduced affected the functioning of schools, the lack of direct contact with teachers and peers, as well as the introduction of remote learning may have impacted the effectiveness of teaching the skills tested in the survey.