To assess academic achievements of 15-year-old students. Key research question:
"Have the 15-year-old students, who have completed general compulsory educational
programmes, acquired knowledge and skills required for being fully integrated into society?’
The study aims to assess the ability of students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired at school in life situations and it is carried out in three main areas: “reading literacy,” “mathematical literacy,” and “scientific literacy.” PISA also studies factors that allow explaining the differences in the students' results in the participating countries.
Factors include characteristics of students and their families' backgrounds, characteristics of educational institutions and the educational process.
46 regions of Russia, 210 educational institutions (among them 10 Moscow educational
institutions), 6154 students (7-9 grade - 33,5%, among them 9th grade - 27,2%; 10-11 grade -
50,5%, among them 10th grade - 49,2%; professional school students - 6,1%, technical school
and college students - 9,9%) - «scientific literacy»