PISA for Development: reaching out-of-school youth

Organisation(s): OECD

Date: 2016

Pages: 2 p.

Serie: PISA for Development Brief

Series Volume: 7


Across many of the middle- and low-income countries that have participated in PISA or are potential new participants, relatively large proportions of 15-year-olds are not enrolled in school and are therefore not eligible to sit the PISA test. The PISA for Development (PISA-D) project is establishing methods and approaches to include out-of-school youth in the PISA assessment as part of the OECD’s efforts to make the survey more relevant to middle- and low-income countries, and to help develop more inclusive education policies and programmes. In addition to measuring the knowledge, skills and non-cognitive attributes of out-of-school youth, PISA-D is collecting data on barriers to school attendance and on factors that may impede students’ progress through education – important information in support of the Education Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) with its emphasis on leaving no-one behind.

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