Measuring Student Knowledge and Skills
A new framework for assessment
The OECD's International Programme for Student Assessment (PISA) represents a new commitment by the governments of OECD countries to monitor the outcomes of education systems in terms of student achievement, within a common international framework. This publication sets out the conceptual framework underlying the OECD/PISA assessments: it defines each domain to be assessed and explains what will be assessed and how. It also describes the context and constraints within which the OECD/PISA assessments are placed.