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National Foundation for Educational Research, 2017
This summary accompanies the national report for Northern Ireland (Sizmur et al., 2017). It outlines the attainment of Year 6 pupils in Northern Ireland in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 survey and explores the context of that attainment. PIRLS is a study of reading at ages 9-10 and has a five-yearly cycle.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Grade 4
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Krashen, Stephen; Loh, Elizabeth Ka Yee – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
There appears to be a dramatic decline in attitude toward reading between 2006 and 2011 for ten year-olds taking the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) examination. This "decline", however, is probably not real but is the result of a change in the attitude questionnaire, mentioned only in the fine print in the 2011…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Trend Analysis, Reading Tests, Elementary School Students
Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed.; Martin, Michael O., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
Because developing reading literacy ability is vital to every student's growth and maturation, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, more widely known as IEA, has been conducting regular international assessments of reading literacy and the factors associated with its acquisition in countries around the world…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement