The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between education expenditures as well as school and individual factors and school performance using dataset from Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 tests [1]. PISA is the largest international study of students' skills in the world. Since 2000 PISA tests are conducted every three years in all OECD countries, as well as dozens of partner countries. Respondents are 15-year-olds students and they answer to the same set of questions. The uniqueness of PISA is that its assignments are detached from the core curriculum so that it provides results and knowledge necessary to plan changes in effective teaching. PISA is the most comprehensive and rigorous international programme assessing student performance and collects data on the student, family and institutional factors. There are over 520,000 students from 73 countries who participated in 2015 PISA edition.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0133
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada