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PISA Study: German Students Have Good Teamwork Skills

PISA's first assessment of collaborative problem-solving shows good results for Germany.

Students in German schools are good at solving complex tasks in a team, a further analysis of results from the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment, PISA, shows. The ninth graders also performed better than the average of 15-year-olds in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD, states. The sixth PISA study conducted in spring 2015 assessed the competencies of 15-year-old students in different areas. For the first time, collaborative problem-solving was also assessed in a subsample and the results were revealed on 21 November 2017. The assessment was conducted on computers and required the students to solve tasks together with other, computer-simulated, persons.

Overview of the most important results for Germany

Further information on the international assessment


The national project management of PISA is carried out by the Centre for International Student Assessment, ZIB, on behalf of The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany, KMK. At ZIB, DIPF cooperates with the School of Education of the Technische Universität München, TUM, Munich, and the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, IPN, Kiel.

last modified Nov 21, 2017