Competence Domains

Every three (after PISA 2025 every four) years in the PISA study, students’ competences in reading, mathematics and science are tested. The competence tests in the PISA study are based on the literacy concept: In order to successfully participate in society and future working life one needs the ability to apply knowledge (learned at school) in everyday situations. Each PISA-study, has a focus on one domain, labeled major domain. In PISA 2022 (after 2003 and 2012) the major domains will be mathematical literacy.