PISA/PIRLS data on reading achievement: transfer into international policy and practice

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    This article outlines the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)—international assessments of reading and other key achievements used in many diverse countries. PIRLS focuses on reading achievement near the end of elementary education, PISA on reading achievement near the end of secondary (high school) education. Put together, they give a picture of the relative effectiveness of elementary and secondary education in enhancing reading skills in each participating country
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)588-590
    Number of pages3
    JournalReading Teacher
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2006



    • Reading
    • Literacy
    • Education

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