Database - PISA 2012

Downloadable Data

From this page you can download the PISA 2012 dataset with the full set of responses from individual students, school principals and parents. These files will be of use to statisticians and professional researchers who would like to undertake their own analysis of the PISA 2012 data. The files available on this page include questionnaires, data files in ASCII format, codebooks, compendia and SAS and SPSS control files in order to process the data.

Some of those files are large. The time taken to download the larger files as well as how successfully the files download will depend on your local internet connection and other technical factors. If you would like to explore only a few selected variables from the PISA 2012 data it may be better to go to the interactive data selection page.

If you would like to download PISA 2012 CBA dataset please go to the PISA CBA 2012 dataset download page.

PISA 2012 Financial Literacy dataset is available for download on PISA Financial Literacy 2012 dataset download page.

U.S. State data (Connecticut, Florida, and Massachusetts): Cognitive data for the U.S. states are available here in the cognitive item response and scored cognitive item response files. To obtain PISA 2012 data from the PISA student questionnaire and school questionnaire, please go to the website of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education The student questionnaire and school questionnaire data are not available on this public website in order to protect the confidentiality of individually identifiable information about the students that participated in PISA. NCES is working to make the questionnaire data publically available in a modified form that adequately protects the confidentiality of individually identifiable information about students.

To download a file, right click on a link and choose "Save Target As..." in Internet Explorer or "Save Link As..." in Mozilla Firefox.

SASTM control files
SPSSTM control files
Data sets in TXT format (compressed)
       Some of those files are very large. Please refer to our comments at the top of this page.
Compendia (compressed)
       The compendia provide the distribution of students according to the variables collected through the student, information communication technology, parent and school questionnaires. The performance means per category are also provided.
All files are also available from the Australian ftp site , "pisapublic_2012" folder.
To access the site, please use the anonymous option (check the 'anonymous' checkbox on the login page).
SPSSTM and SASTM are separate software packages
For queries about the PISA 2012 database and associated files contact