Achieved ranks and scores in PISA 2015 Science: 35th, Score: 437 Mathematics: 37th, Score 427 Reading: 34th, Score 434 Creative Problem Solving: 36th, Score 435 . The target of the UAE National Agenda 2021 is to be among their 20 highest performing countries in PISA. The current cycle of PISA 2018 is the fourth participation of the UAE. The first participation of the UAE was in 2009. This year the participation in PISA has grown with nearly 80 countries around the world. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PISA 2021 was postponed to 2022. Eighty-five countries are taking part in PISA 2022.