Finland and PISA PISA 2012

The Results of PISA 2012

In 2012 and 2003 the focus was on mathematics. This is the first time it is possible to assess developments in proficiency in mathematics in a reliable way. Altogether 65 countries and economies in the PISA 2012 assessment

In Finland, the sample for the PISA 2012 assessment was collected from 311 schools and 10,157 students were randomly selected from these schools for the survey. Altogether 90% of the sample students took part in the PISA assessment.

The survey was carried out by the Finnish Institute for Educational Research of the University of Jyväskylä.

The results were published on 3 December 2013.

Finland's results: score points   OECD countries all participants
Mathematical literacy  519  6th  12th
Reading literacy   524  3rd  6th
Scientific literacy  545  2nd  5th

Further information:

Ministry of Education and Culture:
- Mr Tommi Karjalainen, tel. +358 (0)295 3 30140
- Ms Eeva-Riitta Pirhonen, tel. +358 (0)295 3 30258

Institute for Educational Research of the University of Jyväskylä:
- Professor Jouni Välijärvi, PISA Coordinator in the national PISA assessment, tel. + 358 (0)50 567 7210
- Professor Pekka Kupari, PISA mathematics assessment, tel. + 358 (0)40 805 4257

Finland and PISA PISA 2012