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From the Director of Curriculum, Ms Lynsey Porter

(Acting) Deputy Principal, Teaching & Learning, Ms Lynsey Porter

(Acting) Deputy Principal, Teaching & Learning, Ms Lynsey Porter

What is PISA? 

PISA is the Programme for International Student Assessment. Internationally, it is the world’s largest student assessment with around half a million participating students from close to 85 countries.

Nationally, PISA is one of the international sample assessments of the National Assessment Program (NAP), which encompasses all tests endorsed by the Australian Government Education Council. Under the Education Act 2013 (Cth), participation in PISA is an obligation for all selected schools.

PISA testing at Waverley College will take place on Wednesday, 17 August 2022.

PISA runs every three years and looks at students’ ability to apply their knowledge and skills, and to analyse, reason and communicate effectively as they examine, interpret and solve real-life problems.

Through Australia’s participation in PISA, students help demonstrate areas in which the Australian education system is doing well and areas which need to improve. PISA assists education authorities across Australia to understand and enhance the effectiveness of their educational systems and to learn from other countries’ practices.

Who Will be Involved in PISA? 

In most schools, around 25 students, predominantly from Years 10 and 11, will be randomly selected to participate in PISA. Students selected to participate this year have been informed as have their parents/carers.

Further information can be found in the link below. For further information please call ACER directly on 1800 280 625.

>>> Click here to view more information about PISA in 2022.


Ms Lynsey Porter

Director of Curriculum