Collection

International comparisons of education

International comparison studies of education including reports of England’s results in OECD PISA, and IEA TIMSS and PIRLS studies.

PISA survey reports

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international survey that evaluates education systems worldwide. It tests the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old pupils and offers insight on characteristics that influence their lives.

  1. PISA 2015: national report for England

    • Research and analysis
  2. PISA 2012 in England: additional analysis

    • Research and analysis
  3. Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012: national report for England

    • Research and analysis
  4. PISA 2009: how does the social attainment gap in England compare with countries internationally?

    • Research and analysis
  5. PISA 2009 study: how big is the gap? - A comparison of pupil attainment in England with the top-performing countries

    • Research and analysis
  6. Programme for International Student Assessment 2009: achievement of 15-year-olds in England

    • Research and analysis
  7. Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA): results for England - 2009

    • Official Statistics

TIMSS and PIRLS reports

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) compare the knowledge of pupils in maths and science at ages 10 and 14, and in reading at age 10.

  1. TIMSS 2015: national report for England

    • Research and analysis
  2. TIMSS 2011: mathematics and science achievement in England - brief

    • Research and analysis
  3. PIRLS 2011: reading achievement in England - brief

    • Research and analysis

Other international education comparison studies

  1. European survey on language competences: language proficiency in England

    • Research and analysis
  2. Young people's civic attitudes and practices

    • Research and analysis