The 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) will have reading as the major domain, and mathematics, science, and global competence as the minor domains. Financial literacy is an additional domain that will also be assessed in some countries/economies and in some Canadian provinces. Approximately 80 countries/economies will be participating in PISA 2018, including all 10 Canadian provinces.

The field test for PISA 2018 was conducted in spring 2017 in selected schools across Canada. The main study will take place between April 23 and May 31, 2018. Approximately 20,000 students selected at random from 1,000 schools across the country will participate in the main study.

The assessment will be entirely computer-based. It will consist of a two-hour test and a 35-minute student questionnaire. A contextual questionnaire will be administered to school principals and in some provinces, students will also be asked to complete a six-minute financial literacy questionnaire.

The results of PISA 2015 were published on December 6, 2016.

Further information about PISA can be found on the OECD Web site.

PISA 2018 draft frameworks are available at:

Sample test questions can be accessed at: