Islamic Republic of Iran

Use and Impact of PIRLS

Previous PIRLS results have impacted the schools and research areas and led to evaluation of language teaching objectives and analysis of the factors that contributed to the results. Revisions to specific curriculum components are being considered due to updates to teaching objectives. Informational texts have been added to primary school language textbooks, and the PIRLS framework and its objectives have been included in teacher’s editions of textbooks.

PIRLS released items have been distributed to teachers for incorporation into their classroom instruction. Professional development sessions have been conducted to introduce the PIRLS framework and its objectives to teachers.

Finally, potential research opportunities using PIRLS results have been presented to master’s and doctoral students studying reading education and curriculum planning.