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Sizmur, Juliet; Ager, Rob; Classick, Rachel; Lynn, Laura – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2017
This report summarises Year 6 pupils' attainment in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) survey of 2016 in Northern Ireland and explores the context of that attainment. PIRLS is an international comparison study of reading at ages 9-10. PIRLS has a five-yearly cycle. Northern Ireland took part in PIRLS for the second time…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Grade 4
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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Tse, Shek Kam – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2014
The reading attainment of the 3,875 primary 4 Hong Kong primary school students participating in the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study ranked first among 49 countries and regions surveyed worldwide. Analysis of the association between (a) participating students' reading attainment and (b) responses to questionnaires completed…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, After School Programs, After School Education, Chinese
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