PISA 2022 Organization

Study director(s)

Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the United States - Eugenio Gonzalez, International Project Director

  • Overall management of contractors and implementation
  • Instrument development
  • Development of the computer platform
  • Survey operations and meetings
  • Scaling, analysis, and data products
Institutions and their responsibilities

The PISA Governing Board (PGB)


  • Representatives of OECD members and PISA associates (i.e., countries or economies that are not OECD members but have membership rights and obligations in regard to specific OECD bodies and programs)
  • Countries and economies that participate in PISA but do not have associate status are welcome to participate in PGB meetings as observers.
  • Representatives are appointed by their respective education ministries; the PGB chair is chosen by the board itself.


  • Determination of policy priorities for PISA
  • Oversight of these policies during implementation of each PISA survey


International consortium

University of Luxembourg

  • Support with test development


Unité d’analyse des systèmes et des pratiques d’enseignement (aSPe) at the University of Liège, Belgium

  • Test development
  • Coding training for open-constructed items


International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), the Netherlands

  • Data management software


Westat, USA

  • Sampling and weighting
  • Survey operations


HallStat SPRL, Belgium

  • Translation referee



  • Development of the cognitive assessment frameworks for mathematics and creative thinking and of the framework for questionnaires


Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

  • Sampling software ACER Maple


cApStAn, Belgium, with BranTra

  • Linguistic quality control and the development of the French source version


Subject matter expert groups

These groups consist of world experts in each area:

  • PISA 2022 Mathematics Expert Group (6 members, plus 10 members in the extended group)
  • PISA 2022 Financial Literacy Expert Group (8 members)
  • PISA 2022 Creative Thinking Expert Group (7 members)


  • Design of the theoretical framework for the survey


Questionnaire Expert Group (QEG)

The PISA 2022 QEG had 6 members, plus 7 members in the Questionnaire Senior Framework Advisors group, and 5 members in the ICT expert group, all selected by the PISA Governing Board.


  • Leadership and guidance in the construction of the PISA context questionnaires


National project managers (NPM)

The PISA National Project Managers are appointed by their governments.


  • Oversight of implementation of PISA in each participating country/economy



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E-mail: edu.pisa@oecd.org


PISA is exclusively financed through direct contributions from participating countries and economies’ government authorities, typically education ministries.

Editor(s) and author(s) of study-related gateway pages

Editor(s) and author(s) of study-related gateway pages

  • Miyako Ikeda, Senior Analyst, OECD
  • Giannina Rech, Statistician, OECD