PIRLS 2001

Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 2001

PIRLS 2001 measured trends in children’s reading literacy achievement and collected data on policy and practices related to literacy. The study examined three aspects of reading literacy: processes of comprehension, purposes for reading, and reading literacy behavior and attitudes. The first two aspects formed the basis of the written test of reading comprehension. The third aspect, behavior and attitudes, was addressed by the student questionnaire. This questionnaire and the parent, teacher, and school questionnaires gathered information about home and school factors associated with the development of reading literacy.

PIRLS 2001 was inaugurated as a follow-up to IEA’s 1991 Reading Literacy Study. In addition, countries that participated in this 1991 study were able to measure trends in their students’ reading literacy achievement over the period 1991–2001.

The TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Lynch School of Education, Boston College served as the international study center for PIRLS 2001, working in close cooperation with the IEA, and the national centers of participating countries.

For more information, including in-depth reports and analyses, please visit the PIRLS 2001 website.

 
 
Target Population

PIRLS 2001 assessed students in the fourth grade.

 
 
Participating Education Systems

Argentina, Belize, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Russian Federation, Scotland, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, and United States.

 
 
Major Publications
Campbell, Jay R. Kelly, Dana L. Mullis, Ina V.S. Martin, Michael O. Sainsbury, Marian Framework and Specifications for PIRLS Assessment 2001
Martin, Michael O. Mullis, Ina V.S. Gonzalez, Eugenio J. Kennedy, Ann M. Trends in Children's Reading Literacy Achievement 1991- 2001
Martin, Michael O.
Mullis, Ina V.S.
Kennedy, Ann M.
PIRLS 2001 Technical Report
Mullis, Ina V.S. Martin, Michael O. Gonzalez, Eugenio J. Kennedy, Ann M. PIRLS 2001 International Report
Mullis, Ina V.S.
Martin, Michael O.
Kennedy, Ann M.
Flaherty, Cheryl L.
PIRLS 2001 Encyclopedia