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ERIC Number: ED590518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-1-9110-3968-6
PIRLS 2016 in Northern Ireland: Executive Summary
National Foundation for Educational Research
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. Northern Ireland took part in PIRLS for the first time in 2011 so comparisons can be made between cycles where appropriate. 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. This summary presents selected findings. [For the full report, "PIRLS 2016 in Northern Ireland: Reading Achievement," see ED590516.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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