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Title: Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 United States public-use data files
Description: The data files include the U.S. PISA 2015 data files for students, teachers, and principals/schools, and include additional variables only available at the national level (e.g., student race/ethnicity). The public-use data files can be downloaded and analyzed by researchers interested in conducting secondary analyses. In addition to the U.S. data files, the product also includes a README file, illustrative merge code, a Quick Guide, variable codebooks, SAS and SPSS control files, and record layout files. The data files are presented in ASCII, and can be imported into any number of statistical programs, such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA. These public-use data files can be used on their own or merged with the international PISA database available for download from the OECD PISA website at Users of the U.S. PISA 2015 data files are encouraged to refer to the Technical Report which provides details on the methods and operations used in collecting PISA data in the United States. The PISA 2015 Technical Report can be found at
Online Availability:
Cover Date: December 2017
Web Release: December 19, 2017
Publication #: NCES 2017120
Center/Program: NCES
Associated Centers: IES
Type of Product: Data File
Survey/Program Areas: International Activities Program (IAP)
Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Data File, please contact:
Samantha Burg.