About PIRLS 2016
In 2016, IEA and its TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College conducted PIRLS 2016 and ePIRLS 2016 at the fourth grade. PIRLS 2016 provides 15-year trend measures for countries that participated in the ﬁrst PIRLS assessment in 2001. ePIRLS, an innovative assessment of online informational reading, launched its inaugural cycle in 2016.
PIRLS 2016 and ePIRLS 2016 continue the long history of international assessment conducted by IEA – the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. IEA, with offices in Amsterdam and Hamburg, is an independent international cooperative of national research institutions and government agencies that has been conducting studies of cross-national achievement since 1959.
Try out this interactive assessment of online informational reading for yourself. Students navigate through simulated webpages containing text, graphics, links, pop-up windows, and animation to complete school-like assignments.