PIRLS 2006 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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Get the PIRLS 2006 User Guide for the International Database and Supplements (10MB Acrobat PDF)
- Almanacs (3.2MB)
- Codebooks (324KB)
- Curriculum (64KB)
- SAS Data (169MB) (updated*)
- SPSS Data (163MB) (updated*)
- IDB Analyzer Download the installation file from the IEA website
- Items (13.2MB)
- Programs (48MB)
*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.