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  National Research Coordinators
Each country participating in PIRLS appoints a National Research Coordinator (NRC) who carries out the study in the country, in accordance with the international procedures and standards. The NRC is responsible for selecting the school sample, collecting the data, conducting scoring and data entry, and preparing a national report of the study results. The ISC convenes the NRCs several times a year to discuss and review the study design, procedures, and instruments, and to conduct training activities.
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  International Study Center at Boston College
The International Study Center is responsible for the overall design, development, and implementation of PIRLS. This includes establishing the procedures, overseeing instrument development, conducting training and carrying out quality assurance measures. The ISC also conducts analyses and releases the study results in an international report and user database. PIRLS 2001 is directed by Dr. Ina V.S. Mullis and Dr. Michael O. Martin.
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  IEA Secretariat in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, provides overall support for PIRLS and is responsible for coordinating the translation verification of the PIRLS assessment instruments and recruiting quality control monitors.
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  IEA Data Processing Center in Hamburg, Germany works with the participating countries to plan for their within-country data entry activities, is responsible for processing and verifying the data from all of the countries, and constructs the international database.
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  Statistics Canada
The Special Surveys Methods Group of Statistics Canada in Ottawa, Canada, is responsible for all sampling activities in PIRLS, including developing the sampling procedures and documentation, and assisting participants in adapting the PIRLS sampling design to local conditions.
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  National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales NFER, in Slough, England, had major responsibility for developing the PIRLS reading literacy test, including collecting reading passages from the participating countries and developing items and scoring guides.
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Educational Testing Service (ETS)
ETS contributed significantly to the development of the PIRLS framework and the reading assessment. ETS also provided software and support for scaling the PIRLS achievement results.

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PIRLS An International Perspective on Fostering Reading Development.
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