The new Pisa Test, designed to educate and assess students on their knowledge of cultural respect as well as the ability to spot fake news will not be part of U.S and U.K schools.


The new Pisa (Programme for International Student Assessment) test, or “global competences” is set to be underway this year. The test is used to assess and evaluate knowledge of cultural respects, affairs and other studies as well as the ability to spot out fake news.

Schools in Scotland, Australia, and Canada have already accepted and will be taking the test later this year while others like the U.S, U.K, and Germany have not. Talks about taking the other essential subjects from the test into consideration have already been made, with the core topics and studies being accepted, unlike the test itself.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Pisa tests have become essential and widely-spread educational and important tests across the world, implemented in countless schools internationally although the new test is designed to educate and tackle new and rising issues like false social media and cultural understanding.

Prepared For The World

The idea behind the newly developed tests is to prepare students for real-life and everyday situations like dealing with viral videos or fake news reports. It also focuses on testing, assessing and preparing students to work with others from various fields, cultures, and religious views, tackling issues like racism, fake and viral news and prejudice against others from different cultures and backgrounds.

Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s education director said that a much needed greater awareness of social values. He also said that many students were left uneducated about others views on religion, culture and many other aspects.

“What do students actually think? What do students actually know?” “That’s the aim of Pisa, to confront us with the real world, not the world of words and beautiful theory,” Said Andreas Schleicher when speaking about how other countries were afraid to adopt the new test.