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PIRLS 2006 User Guide
for the International Database

User Guide for the International Database.

Edited by Pierre Foy and Ann M. Kennedy (2008), Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College.

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*Note (02/11/2013): A new approach to scaling the reading purposes and processes was introduced in PIRLS 2011 to enhance measurement of trends over time in these domains. This same approach has been applied retrospectively to the PIRLS 2001 and 2006 reading purposes and processes so that these data correspond to the trend results presented in PIRLS 2011 International Results in Reading. All SAS and SPSS data files have been updated to reflect that change. Please note that the overall reading achievement scores for PIRLS 2001 and 2006 remain unchanged.