International Education

How does the U.S. compare with other countries in preparing our students for higher education and the workplace? We conduct many of the leading international education studies, with samples sometimes covering more than 60 countries and including over half a million students.

Project Highlights

Assessing students' skills for the real world

How well are countries’ education systems preparing children to be successful in their lives as adults? The Program for Student Assessment (PISA) is an international survey designed to find...

Comparing students internationally with TIMSS

To keep improving education, we need to know how students compare. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is part of a series of international studies, sponsored...

PISA for developing countries

The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) assesses the skills and knowledge of 15-year-olds throughout the world. PISA’s goal is to measure how well countries’ education systems are preparing...