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ERIC Number: ED590516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 128
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-1-9110-3967-9
PIRLS 2016 in Northern Ireland: Reading Achievement
Sizmur, Juliet; Ager, Rob; Classick, Rachel; Lynn, Laura
National Foundation for Educational Research
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 in 2016, having previously participated in the 2011 cycle. The report compares performance in Northern Ireland with that of the six comparator countries: (1) Canada; (2) England; (3) New Zealand; (4) Poland; (5) Republic of Ireland; and (6) Singapore. These countries were selected because they have some similarities with Northern Ireland and/or because they are high performers and/or because they have demonstrated significant improvement between PIRLS cycles. The report compares Northern Ireland's performance in PIRLS 2016 with the performance in PIRLS 2011. Where possible, the report also explores whether the background factors that impact on attainment have changed between these two cycles of PIRLS. [For the executive summary to this report, "PIRLS 2016 in Northern Ireland: Executive Summary," see ED590518.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) (United Kingdom); Department for Education (DfE) (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); Canada; United Kingdom (England); New Zealand; Poland; Ireland; Singapore
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Progress in International Reading Literacy Study