Finland and PISA PISA 2009

The Results of PISA 2009

In 2009 PISA focused on reading literacy and thereby marked the start of a new PISA round. In PISA 2009 the main focus was also on reading literacy.

A new assessment of reading literacy allows reliable and extensive monitoring analyses. PISA 2009 also examined mathematical and scientific literacy, but with a smaller set of indicators.

PISA 2009 was conducted in Finland by the Institute for Educational Research (University of Jyväskylä). In 2009, 65 countries/economies participated in the PISA assessment, 33 of which were OECD members.

The new results were published on 7 December 2010.

Finland's results: score points   OECD countries all participants
Reading literacy   536  2nd  3rd
Mathematical literacy  541  2nd  6th
Scientific literacy  554  1st  2nd


For more information:

Ministry of Education and Culture
Director Eeva-Riitta Pirhonen, tel. +358 (0)9 160 77268
Senior Advisor Tommi Karjalainen, tel. +358 (0)9 160 77325

Finnish Institute for Educational Research (University of Jyväskylä)
Professor Jouni Välijärvi, National PISA Coordinator, tel. +358 (0)50 567 7210, pisafin@jyu.fi
Senior researcher Sari Sulkunen, PISA reading literacy assessment, tel. +358 (0)40 762 9559, pisafin@jyu.fi

Finland and PISA PISA 2009