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Current & upcoming studies

TIMSS 2015, the sixth cycle in a 20-year time span, will assess primary and middle...


Previously conducted in 1995 and 2008, the study will assess final-year secondary...


PIRLS 2016 is the fourth in a cycle of assessments of reading comprehension at the...


ICCS 2016 will investigate the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake...


ECES will explore, describe, and analyze the provision of early childhood education...


ETLS is an international comparative study of English-language teaching and...


How to Join an IEA Study

Both IEA member and non-member countries are welcome to join IEA studies.

IEA requires applications to be submitted to its secretariat. In the case of non-member countries, the secretariat will request information about plans for organizing the study at the national level. All participating countries are expected to appoint their own national center and a national research coordinator (NRC), as well as a national committee consisting of experts in the curriculum and policy-making domains and in the technical aspects of implementing the study. The committee must be available for consultation throughout the duration of the project.

Each participating country is also required to cover the costs of the study at the national level (including the costs that will allow their national research coordinator to attend study meetings), and to contribute to the costs of coordinating the study internationally. The amount of funding requested of participating countries depends on the scope of the study and the availability of funds from other national or international agencies. The secretariat establishes these costs in close cooperation with the international study center and IEA membership.

For more information about the requirements of implementing an IEA study in your country, please refer to the description of national center tasks. To enroll your country in a study or to inquire about current and future projects, please contact the IEA Secretariat.

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