- PISA tests are put on by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and look at the key skills of half a million 15-year-old pupils from 68 countries.
- They are meant to test whether pupils are being adequately equipped with workplace and life skills, with the questions focusing on real-life scenarios. They are hugely influential, though critics say they form just a small part of a much bigger picture in terms of education.
- Figures published in December revealed Wales has fallen further behind the rest of the UK in the three areas of maths, reading and science.
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