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Free, technology-enhanced assessments that empower autonomous learning, targeted instruction and cutting-edge research

Free, technology-enhanced assessments that empower autonomous learning, targeted instruction and cutting-edge research

Free, technology-enhanced assessments that empower autonomous learning, targeted instruction and cutting-edge research

Teacher-focused

The Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments (PILA) places teachers at the centre of the assessment design process by offering customisation tools so they can create assessment content themselves to fit their students’ needs. Teachers from different countries have also contributed to the design of the tasks, reporting dashboards and other aspects of the platform.   

PILA welcomes all teachers to join the PILA community and to participate in PILA pilot studies, teacher workshops and/or informal feedback discussions as project ambassadors!

Teacher-focused

The Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments (PILA) places teachers at the centre of the assessment design process by offering customisation tools so they can create assessment content themselves to fit their students’ needs. Teachers from different countries have also contributed to the design of the tasks, reporting dashboards and other aspects of the platform.   

PILA welcomes all teachers to join the PILA community and to participate in PILA pilot studies, teacher workshops and/or informal feedback discussions as project ambassadors!

Teacher-focused

The Platform for Innovative Learning Assessments (PILA) places teachers at the centre of the assessment design process by offering customisation tools so they can create assessment content themselves to fit their students’ needs. Teachers from different countries have also contributed to the design of the tasks, reporting dashboards and other aspects of the platform.   

PILA welcomes all teachers to join the PILA community and to participate in PILA pilot studies, teacher workshops and/or informal feedback discussions as project ambassadors!

Powered by research, for research

PILA powers innovative research on learning and assessment, and accelerates the development and testing of new EdTech solutions. The secure platform upon which PILA is built makes freely available to researchers and developers a comprehensive set of tools to design digital tasks, collect time-stamped data on students’ actions, analyse the data and produce performance reports. All data collected through PILA will be made available to researchers in fully anonymised form to advance research on how students think and learn.

Learn more about how PILA can contribute to your research or development project.

Powered by research, for research

PILA powers innovative research on learning and assessment, and accelerates the development and testing of new EdTech solutions. The secure platform upon which PILA is built makes freely available to researchers and developers a comprehensive set of tools to design digital tasks, collect time-stamped data on students’ actions, analyse the data and produce performance reports. All data collected through PILA will be made available to researchers in fully anonymised form to advance research on how students think and learn.

Learn more about how PILA can contribute to your research or development project.

Powered by research, for research

PILA powers innovative research on learning and assessment, and accelerates the development and testing of new EdTech solutions. The secure platform upon which PILA is built makes freely available to researchers and developers a comprehensive set of tools to design digital tasks, collect time-stamped data on students’ actions, analyse the data and produce performance reports. All data collected through PILA will be made available to researchers in fully anonymised form to advance research on how students think and learn.

Learn more about how PILA can contribute to your research or development project.

A collaborative research project

The Platform for Innovative Learning Assessment is a not-for-profit initiative managed by the PISA innovative assessments team in the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD in collaboration with Know Learning. All the assessments and technology content in PILA is free for non-commercial use. The content will be progressively translated in multiple languages so to engage more teachers around the world. The project is supported by an ever-expanding group of multi-disciplinary experts and developers and a global network of teachers. The platform has been developed thanks to the support of several foundations in Germany and Brazil.

If you have any questions about PILA or are interested in joining the team, do not hesitate to reach out to us!

A collaborative research project

The Platform for Innovative Learning Assessment is a not-for-profit initiative managed by the PISA innovative assessments team in the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD in collaboration with Know Learning. All the assessments and technology content in PILA is free for non-commercial use. The content will be progressively translated in multiple languages so to engage more teachers around the world. The project is supported by an ever-expanding group of multi-disciplinary experts and developers and a global network of teachers. The platform has been developed thanks to the support of several foundations in Germany and Brazil.

If you have any questions about PILA or are interested in joining the team, do not hesitate to reach out to us!

A collaborative research project

The Platform for Innovative Learning Assessment is a not-for-profit initiative managed by the PISA innovative assessments team in the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD in collaboration with Know Learning. All the assessments and technology content in PILA is free for non-commercial use. The content will be progressively translated in multiple languages so to engage more teachers around the world. The project is supported by an ever-expanding group of multi-disciplinary experts and developers and a global network of teachers. The platform has been developed thanks to the support of several foundations in Germany and Brazil.

If you have any questions about PILA or are interested in joining the team, do not hesitate to reach out to us!

PILA Developers and Experts

Engin Bumbacher
PILA Expert

Hasler Professor of Computer Science Education; Teacher University of Lausanne. Dr. Engin Bumbacher supports the development of all PILA modules, contributing to the research and design of assessment experiences, frameworks, customisation tools, performance dashboards and validation activities.

David Weintrop
PILA Expert

Assistant Professor; College of Education and the College of Information Studies at University of Maryland. Dr. David Weintrop provides expert advice on the development of the PILA computational problem solving module, including on the design of the measurement model and assessment experiences.

Gautam Biswas
PILA Expert

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering; Vanderbilt University. Dr. Gautam Biswas provides expert advice on the design and development of a web-based version of Betty's Brain and the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Marian Rushdy
PILA Expert

Research Engineer; Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), Vanderbilt University. Dr. Marian Rushdy is developing a web-based application of Betty's Brain for use in the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Bonaventura Pacileo
PILA Expert

Data scientist; SyncVR Medical. Bonaventura provides technical expertise and supports the development of the performance dashboards.

Jason Ford
Back-end PILA Developer

Know Learning; Co-founder and Chief Technical Architect. Jason Ford, alongside Matthew McClain, handles the back-end development of PILA on the Know Learning platform, including the data pipeline and PILA customisation tools.

Matthew McClain
Back-end PILA Developer

Know Learning; Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. Together with Jason Ford, Matthew McClain manages the back-end development of PILA on the Know Learning platform, including the data pipeline and PILA customisation tools.

David Moores
Front-end PILA Developer

Freelance; Senior front-end developer and web designer. David Moores curates all aspects of PILA's front-end, including UX/UI design, integration with the back-end and implementation of the website, in close collaboration Know Learning.

Fonzy Nils
PILA Illustrator

Freelance illustrator, designer and visual artist. Fonzy Nils is the creative mind behind the PILA mascot and the colourful illustrations that visually narrate the PILA website.

Engin Bumbacher
PILA Expert

Hasler Professor of Computer Science Education; Teacher University of Lausanne. Dr. Engin Bumbacher supports the development of all PILA modules, contributing to the research and design of assessment experiences, frameworks, customisation tools, performance dashboards and validation activities.

David Weintrop
PILA Expert

Assistant Professor; College of Education and the College of Information Studies at University of Maryland. Dr. David Weintrop provides expert advice on the development of the PILA computational problem solving module, including on the design of the measurement model and assessment experiences.

Gautam Biswas
PILA Expert

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering; Vanderbilt University. Dr. Gautam Biswas provides expert advice on the design and development of a web-based version of Betty's Brain and the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Marian Rushdy
PILA Expert

Research Engineer; Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), Vanderbilt University. Dr. Marian Rushdy is developing a web-based application of Betty's Brain for use in the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Bonaventura Pacileo
PILA Expert

Data scientist; SyncVR Medical. Bonaventura provides technical expertise and supports the development of the performance dashboards.

Jason Ford
Back-end PILA Developer

Know Learning; Co-founder and Chief Technical Architect. Jason Ford, alongside Matthew McClain, handles the back-end development of PILA on the Know Learning platform, including the data pipeline and PILA customisation tools.

Matthew McClain
Back-end PILA Developer

Know Learning; Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. Together with Jason Ford, Matthew McClain manages the back-end development of PILA on the Know Learning platform, including the data pipeline and PILA customisation tools.

David Moores
Front-end PILA Developer

Freelance; Senior front-end developer and web designer. David Moores curates all aspects of PILA's front-end, including UX/UI design, integration with the back-end and implementation of the website, in close collaboration Know Learning.

Fonzy Nils
PILA Illustrator

Freelance illustrator, designer and visual artist. Fonzy Nils is the creative mind behind the PILA mascot and the colourful illustrations that visually narrate the PILA website.

Engin Bumbacher
PILA Expert

Hasler Professor of Computer Science Education; Teacher University of Lausanne. Dr. Engin Bumbacher supports the development of all PILA modules, contributing to the research and design of assessment experiences, frameworks, customisation tools, performance dashboards and validation activities.

David Weintrop
PILA Expert

Assistant Professor; College of Education and the College of Information Studies at University of Maryland. Dr. David Weintrop provides expert advice on the development of the PILA computational problem solving module, including on the design of the measurement model and assessment experiences.

Gautam Biswas
PILA Expert

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering; Vanderbilt University. Dr. Gautam Biswas provides expert advice on the design and development of a web-based version of Betty's Brain and the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Marian Rushdy
PILA Expert

Research Engineer; Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), Vanderbilt University. Dr. Marian Rushdy is developing a web-based application of Betty's Brain for use in the PILA Systems Thinking module.

Bonaventura Pacileo
PILA Expert

Data scientist; SyncVR Medical. Bonaventura provides technical expertise and supports the development of the performance dashboards.

Jason Ford
Back-end PILA Developer

Know Learning; Co-founder and Chief Technical Architect. Jason Ford, alongside Matthew McClain, handles the back-end development of PILA on the Know Learning platform, including the data pipeline and PILA customisation tools.

Matthew McClain
Back-end PILA Developer

Know Learning; Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. Together with Jason Ford, Matthew McClain manages the back-end development of PILA on the Know Learning platform, including the data pipeline and PILA customisation tools.

David Moores
Front-end PILA Developer

Freelance; Senior front-end developer and web designer. David Moores curates all aspects of PILA's front-end, including UX/UI design, integration with the back-end and implementation of the website, in close collaboration Know Learning.

Fonzy Nils
PILA Illustrator

Freelance illustrator, designer and visual artist. Fonzy Nils is the creative mind behind the PILA mascot and the colourful illustrations that visually narrate the PILA website.

PILA Project Team

Mario Piacentini
PILA Project Lead/Senior Analyst, OECD

Natalie Foster
Junior Analyst, OECD

Emma Linsenmayer
Junior Analyst, OECD

Marta Cignetti
Consultant, OECD

Anna Becker
Intern
Mario Piacentini
PILA Project Lead/Senior Analyst, OECD

Natalie Foster
Junior Analyst, OECD

Emma Linsenmayer
Junior Analyst, OECD

Marta Cignetti
Consultant, OECD

Anna Becker
Intern
Mario Piacentini
PILA Project Lead/Senior Analyst, OECD

Natalie Foster
Junior Analyst, OECD

Emma Linsenmayer
Junior Analyst, OECD

Marta Cignetti
Consultant, OECD

Anna Becker
Intern

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