The Results of PISA 2000

In PISA 2000 the main focus was on reading literacy, which means general reading skills and literacy needed in an information society.



In PISA reading literacy means "understanding, using, and reflecting on written texts, in order to achieve one’s goals, to develop one’s knowledge and potential, and to participate in society".

The results of PISA 2000 were released in December 2001. In Finland the process was conducted by the Institute for Educational Research (University of Jyväskylä).

There were 32 participant countries/economies, of which 28 were OECD members.

Finland's results: Score points OECD countries All participants
Reading literacy 546 1st 1st
Mathematical literacy 536 4th 4th
Science literacy 538 3rd 3rd