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PIRLS 2016 International Database

PIRLS 2016 User Guide for the International Database

The PIRLS 2016 International Database is available for individuals interested in the data collected and analyzed as part of PIRLS 2016. The aim is to support and promote the use of these data by researchers, analysts, and others interested in improving education.

For the PIRLS 2016 assessment, the database includes student reading achievement data as well as the student, parent, teacher, school, and curricular background data for 50 countries and 11 benchmarking entities. The ePIRLS 2016 International Database includes data from the ePIRLS 2016 assessment, with the participation of 14 countries and 2 benchmarking entities. The student, parent, teacher, and school data files are in SAS and SPSS formats.

The entire database and its supporting documents are described in the PIRLS 2016 User Guide (Foy, 2018) and its three supplements. The data can be analyzed using the downloadable IEA IDB Analyzer (version 4.0), an application developed by IEA Hamburg to facilitate the analysis of the PIRLS data.

A public use version of the database is available for download using the links below. A restricted use version of the PIRLS 2016 International Database is available to users who require access to variables removed from the public use version (see Chapter 4 of the User Guide). Users who require access to the restricted use version of the International Database to conduct their analyses should contact the IEA (RandA@iea-hamburg.de).

Some contents of the PIRLS 2016 International Database are available in Portable Document Format (PDF). If needed, download Adobe Reader© to read and print these materials.

PIRLS 2016 International Database Downloads

PIRLS 2016 International Database Downloads
User Guide PIRLS 2016 User Guide for the International Database (22MB)
  Supplement 1 - International Version of the PIRLS 2016 Background and Curriculum Questionnaires (17MB)
  Supplement 2 - National Adaptations of International Background Questionnaires (12MB)
  Supplement 3 - Variables Derived from the Student, Home, Teacher, and School Questionnaire Data (12MB)
Items Item Information
Tables
PIRLS 2016
  PIRLS Literacy 2016
  ePIRLS 2016
  IRT Item Parameters PIRLS 2016
  PIRLS Literacy 2016
  ePIRLS 2016
  Item Percent
Correct Statistics
PIRLS 2016 (7MB)
  PIRLS Literacy 2016 (6MB)
  ePIRLS 2016 (6MB)
International
Database
SPSS Data P16_SPSSData_pt1.zip (AAD-GEO 100MB)
P16_SPSSData_pt2.zip (HKG-ZA5 100MB)
  PL16_SPSSData.zip
  eP16_SPSSData.zip
  SAS Data P16_SASData_pt1.zip (AAD-GEO 102MB)
  P16_SASData_pt2.zip (HKG-ZA5 101MB)
  PL16_SASData.zip
  eP16_SASData.zip
  Curriculum Data PIRLS 2016 Curriculum Questionnaire Data
  Codebooks PIRLS 2016
  PIRLS Literacy 2016
  ePIRLS 2016
  Almanacs PIRLS 2016
  PIRLS Literacy 2016
  ePIRLS 2016
  SPSS and SAS Programs

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