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The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is coordinated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since 2000 and repeated every three-year-cycle time.

This large scale cross countries assessment aims to evaluate worldwide of 15-year-old students, near the end of compulsory education, performance in the field of varied domains, such as reading, mathematics and science. With life-long learning perspectives, PISA examines the education outcomes in light of formal and informal environments, regular curriculums, external clubs, family background, school climates, parental involvement, etc.

By 2009 there were total 68 countries and economics (regions) participating this assessment and over one million students had been assessed.

Owning to the continuum nature, PISA has accumulated abounding data that could be the indicators to monitor educational quality and equality across countries also provide the trendy analysis for policy-relative decision.