Launch of PIRLS 2021 International Report and Results

Registration is now open for the launch of the PIRLS 2021 International Report and Results taking place on Tuesday, 16 May, at 10:00 Central European Summer Time

The online launch event will present findings from the IEA PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) 2021 International Report for the first time.        

Hosted by IEA and the TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College, the launch event will highlight new data collected from PIRLS 2021 that are relevant for policy and practice.

This latest cycle of PIRLS has been the only international large-scale assessment to collect data in the backdrop of school disruptions and closures due to COVID-19. Presentation of the results will include:

  • Extensive data on school closures and how countries and schools compensated for the disruption
  • Reliable data on student reading achievement and results for subgroups of students (e.g., by gender)
  • Trends in reading achievement compared to previous PIRLS assessments
  • An array of home, school, classroom, and attitudinal contexts for learning to read in relation to reading achievement

IEA and the TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College look forward to welcoming you to the first public release of the PIRLS 2021 results. A detailed agenda and event speaker information will be shared in due course.