The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2022 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 be assessed in some countries/economies and in some Canadian provinces. Approximately 86 countries/economies will be participating in PISA 2022. As in previous cycles, Canada’s participation will consist of all 10 provinces.

The assessment is entirely computer-based. It consists of a two-hour test and a 50-to-55-minute student questionnaire. In some provinces, students will also be asked to complete a 15-minute financial literacy questionnaire. A contextual questionnaire will be administered to school principals.

The PISA 2022 field test will be administered between April 19 and May 28, 2021. Approximately 5,000 students selected at random from 100 schools across all ten provinces will participate in the field test.

Note that the PISA field test was initially scheduled to take place in spring 2020 and the main study in spring 2021. However, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the PISA 2021 cycle was postponed by one year to 2022.