In Rome, Countries Prepare for PIRLS 2021 Field Test
Representatives of the PIRLS countries met in Rome, Italy, in June 2019 for the PIRLS 2021 3rd National Research Coordinators Meeting, hosted by INVALSI (the National Institute for the Educational Evaluation of Instruction and Training). The participants reviewed PIRLS 2021 passages, items, scoring guides, draft questionnaires, and survey operations for the field test, which will be conducted in March-April 2020.
Roberto Ricci, Head of Research at INVALSI, welcomed the attendees to Rome.
PIRLS 2021 National Research Coordinators reviewed PIRLS passages for the field test.
Roberto Ricci, Head of Research at INVALSI, welcomed the PIRLS 2021 countries to Rome.
Executive Director Ina V.S. Mullis of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center discussed the PIRLS 2021 assessment schedule.
Executive Director Michael O. Martin of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center delivered the PIRLS 2021 progress report.
IEA Executive Director Dirk Hastedt welcomed National Research Coordinators of PIRLS 2021 countries.
IEA Chair Thierry Rocher addressed PIRLS 2021 National Research Coordinators.
Participants reviewed items and scoring guides.
National Research Coordinators offered comments on the PIRLS 2021 passages.
Executive Directors Michael O. Martin and Ina V.S. Mullis, Dana Kelly, Director, TIMSS and PIRLS Development and Reporting, and Liz Twist of the National Foundation for Educational Research reviewed passages with participating countries.
Director of Operations and Quality Control Ieva Johansone, of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, discussed survey operations for the PIRLS 2021 field test.
IEA Senior Research Officer David Ebbs discussed translation verification.
Milena Taneva of IEA's International Studies Unit delivered a presentation on data management.
IEA's TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College thanks our generous hosts at INVALSI.
—By Shirley Goh, Assistant Director, Communications and Media Relations
—Photos by Jenny Liu, Research Specialist, Instrument Development and Reporting
TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center | July 2019