The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2021 will have mathematics as the major domain, reading and science as the minor domains, and creative thinking as the innovative domain. Financial literacy is an additional domain that will also be assessed in some countries/economies and in some Canadian provinces. Approximately 86 countries/economies will be participating in PISA 2021. As in previous cycles, Canada’s participation will consist of all 10 provinces.

The PISA 2021 field test will be administered from April 20, 2020, to May 22, 2020. Approximately 5,000 students selected at random from 100 schools across the country will participate in the field test.

The assessment will be entirely computer-based. It will consist of a two-hour test and a 35-to-45-minute student questionnaire. In some provinces, students will also be asked to complete a 10-minute financial literacy questionnaire. A contextual questionnaire will be administered to school principals.

The results of PISA 2018 will be published on December 3, 2019.

Further information about PISA can be found on the OECD Web site.

The PISA 2021 mathematics draft framework is available at:

An interactive version of the PISA 2021 mathematics framework is also available at:

Sample test questions can be accessed at: