TIMSS and PIRLS
PIRLS meeting in Taipei
Nan-Shyan Chu, Chief Secretary of Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, welcomed participating countries to Taipei City at the PIRLS 2021 2nd National Research Coordinators Meeting. To his left: IEA Executive Director Dirk Hastedt, TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center Executive Directors Michael O. Martin and Ina V.S. Mullis, and Sheng-Chih Chen, Chief Secretary of the National Academy for Educational Research.

PIRLS 2021 countries gathered in Taipei City, Taiwan, in December to review reading passages and draft achievement items for the field test. The PIRLS 2021 2nd National Research Coordinators Meeting was hosted by Taiwan's National Academy for Educational Research, and Nan-Shyan Chu, Chief Secretary of Taiwan's Ministry of Education, delivered the welcome address. Representatives of participating countries indicated their preferences among the proposed reading passages and developed items and scoring guides throughout the week.

PIRLS meeting in Taipei
More than 120 people representing almost 50 countries worked together to develop PIRLS 2021 items in Taipei City at the PIRLS 2021 2nd National Research Coordinators Meeting.
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PIRLS meeting in Taipei
Tzu-Hsing Yu of the Ministry of Education; Hui-Cho Wang, Senior Executive Officer at the Ministry; Professor Hwawei Ko of National Tsing Hua University and PIRLS National Research Coordinator; Dr. Nan-Shyan Chu, Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Education; Dr. Sheng-Chih Chen, Chief Secretary of the National Academy for Educational Research (NAER); Dr. Tsung-Hau Jen, Director of Research Center for Testing and Assessment at NAER; and Dr. Kuan-Ming Chen, Deputy Director of Taiwan International Large-Scale Study Center at NAER.

IEA's TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College thanks our generous hosts at Taiwan's National Academy for Educational Research.

—By Shirley Goh, Assistant Director, Communications and Media Relations
TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center

IEA–International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement
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