PISA 2018 Results Philippines

PISA 2018 Results Philippines released December 2019

For the first time, the Philippines joined the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2018, as part of the Quality Basic Education reform plan and a step towards globalizing the quality of Philippine basic education.


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600,000 students from 79 countries participated in the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) testing.

PISA-eligible students are those who are 15 years and 3 months to 16 years and 2 months at the time of testing, and came from both Junior High School (JHS) and Senior High School (SHS).

PISA 2018 was administered in the Philippines in English and assumes that the test-takers would have reached a sufficient level of understanding in English to work on the PISA test without encountering linguistic problems.

The results of the 2018 testing were released on 3rd December 2019.

The highest performers across in PISA 2018 were in China and Singapore.

The Philippines shared the lowest results with the Dominican Republic.

PISA 2018 Reading Literacy in English

  • Filipino students obtained an average score of 340 points in Overall Reading Literacy, which was significantly lower than the OECD average of 487 points.
  • Only 1 out of 5 Filipino students (19.4%) achieved at least the minimum proficiency level (Level 2) in Overall Reading Literacy.
  • In the Philippines, female students performed significantly better than male students in Overall Reading Literacy with a 27-point difference.
  • Majority of male students (84.82%) and female students (76.90%) did not obtain the minimum proficiency level (Level 2) in Overall Reading Literacy.
  • Filipino students from private schools averaged 390 points, which was significantly higher than public school students who averaged 328 points.
  • The mean Reading Literacy score of SHS students (428 points) was significantly higher than that of JHS students (339 points).
  • The National Capital Region (NCR), Region 7 (Central Visayas), and Region 11 (Southern Mindanao) achieved the highest Overall Reading Literacy average performance for their respective island groups.
  • The mean Reading Literacy score of students residing in urban communities (355 points) was significantly higher than the mean score of those living in rural communities (313 points).

PISA 2018 Mathematical Literacy

  • Filipino students achieved an average score of 353 points in Mathematical Literacy, which was significantly lower than the OECD average of 489 points.
  • Only 1 out of 5 Filipino students (19.7%) attained at least the minimum proficiency level (Level 2) in Mathematical Literacy.
  • The average Mathematical Literacy score of female students (358 points) was significantly higher than that of male students (346 points).
  • The average Mathematical Literacy score of students in private schools (395 points) was significantly higher than the average score of those in public schools (343 points).
  • SHS students performed significantly better than JHS students with a 96-point difference.
  • The National Capital Region (NCR) achieved the highest Mathematical Literacy average score across all the administrative regions with 385 points.
  • The mean Mathematical Literacy score of students in urban areas (365 points) was significantly higher than that of students in rural areas (329 points).

PISA 2018 Scientific Literacy

  • Filipino students attained an average score of 357 points in Scientific Literacy, which was significantly lower than the OECD average of 489 points.
  • Female students obtained an average score of 359 points for Scientific Literacy, which was slightly higher but not significantly different from the average score of male students (355 points).
  • Students from private schools scored an average of 399 points in Scientific Literacy, which was significantly higher than that of public school students who averaged at 347 points.
  • SHS students (439 points) performed significantly better than JHS students (356 points).
  • The National Capital Region (NCR) achieved the highest Scientific Literacy scores across all the administrative regions included in the study.
  • Region 7 (Central Visayas) obtained the top average score for Scientific Literacy in the Visayas group of islands, while Region 11 (Southern Mindanao) had the highest in Mindanao.
  • The average performance of students in urban areas for Scientific Literacy was 370 points, which was significantly greater than the average performance of those in rural areas (333 points).

Full PISA 2018 Philippines Report at: deped.gov.ph/…/PISA-2018-Philippine-National-Report.pdf

Snapshot of PISA 2018 Results.

PISA 2018 results Philippines

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