An agreement has been signed between India and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for India’s participation in PISA (Programme for International Assessment). Students from Government-run Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas and schools in Chandigarh will participate in the test in 2021 to know where they stand globally in learning outcomes. The HRD minister said that this will lead to improvement in the learning levels of the children and augment the quality of education in India. In the test OECD will also ask some questions based on Indian context. India had got 72nd rank in PISA 2009 amongst 74 participating countries.

PISA is an international survey conducted every three years where students are assessed in reading, mathematics, science and collaborative problem solving.