About the OECD
The OECD works with governments on education policy and in many other areas in order to help them to develop policies that will improve the lives of citizens around the world. As an intergovernmental organisation, the OECD provides a forum in which countries can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. Its 34 member countries span the globe, from North and South America to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The OECD also works closely with emerging giants like China, India and Brazil and developing economies in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, to build a , cleaner, fairer world. More information about the OECD can be found at www.oecd.org.
PISA tests the educational attainment levels of 15-year-old secondary school students every three years in three core areas: reading, mathematics and science. Launched in 2000, PISA now covers some 70 countries and economies that together account for around 86% of world economic output. Test results provide education authorities with an international yardstick to measure how their school systems are performing and to identify where progress can be achieved. More information on PISA can be found at www.oecd.org/pisa.
About the Pearson Foundation
The Pearson Foundation extends Pearson’s (NYSE:PSO) commitment to education by partnering with leading non-profit, civic and business organizations to provide financial, organizational and publishing assistance across the globe. The Foundation aims to make a difference by sponsoring innovative educational programs and extending its educational expertise to help in classrooms and in local communities. More information on the Pearson Foundation can be found at www.pearsonfoundation.org.