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Second edition with a further set of released items in Supplement 5



Foundation for the PIRLS 2016 assessments of reading literacy

A guide to teacher education context, structure, and quality assurance in 17 countries

IEA policy brief series

Each issue connects findings from IEA studies to current education policy questions.

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Events & news  

IEA Newsletter

This issue highlights news and recent activities of the IEA studies


Call for Proposals: PIRLS Thematic Report

IEA invites proposals for a thematic report based on secondary analysis of PIRLS data


New Executive Director Dirk Hastedt

We are pleased to welcome Dirk Hastedt as the new Executive Director of IEA


IEA Policy Brief No. 3

Parental involvement in school activities and reading literacy: Findings and implications from PIRLS 2011 data


TIMSS Advanced 2015 Assessment Frameworks

Provides the frameworks for the TIMSS Advanced mathematics and physics assessments


IEA studies

TIMSS 2015 and PIRLS 2016, which are in their sixth and fourth cycles, respectively, are part of IEA's regular series of international assessments in mathematics, science, and reading. This cycle of studies allows countries to monitor changes in educational achievement in basic school subjects over time. In the new cycles both studies have added new assessment opportunities to their core, including TIMSS Numeracy, TIMSS Advanced, PIRLS Literacy, and ePIRLS.

IEA studies focus on student achievement and the factors related to it. They provide high quality data for evidence-based educational policy and reform. Other ongoing IEA studies cover a range of topics and subject matters: ICCS 2016 (civic and citizenship education), ICILS 2013 (computer and information literacy), and ECES (early childhood education). ICCS 2016 will investigate how young people around the world are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens, and will report on trends in civic knowledge and engagement since 2009. ICILS 2013 builds on a tradition of IEA surveys carried out between 1989 and 2006 on ICT use in schools, but features an innovative, computer-based student assessment of computer and information literacy. ECES aims to explore, describe, and analyze early childhood education provision and its role in preparing children for school and lifelong learning.

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