Progress in International Reading Literacy Study

PIRLS, is one of the core studies of IEA, directed by the TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College. PIRLS is recognized as the global standard for assessing trends in reading achievement at the fourth grade.

PIRLS provides trends and international comparisons of fourth grade students’ reading achievement and students’ competencies in relation to goals and standards for reading education. In addition to reading assessment, the PIRLS school, teacher, student and home questionnaires gather extensive information about the contextual factors at home and school which are associated with the teaching and learning of reading. 

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