PIRLS reports.   PIRLS 2001 International Report.  
  PIRLS 2001 Trends Report
  PIRLS 2001 Technical Report
  PIRLS 2001 User Guide
  PIRLS 2001 Frameworks
  PIRLS 2001 Processes of Reading Comprehension

All publications available as PDF files, which can be read using Acrobat Reader. Click here to download a copy of Acrobat Reader.

Get Acrobat Reader.

    PIRLS 2001 reports are also available in printed and bound volumes which can be ordered for for a fee. Shipping and handling is $5 per book for orders within the United States. International orders require US$15 per book for shipping.
    Click here for a faxable order form.
  PIRLS 2001 International Report: IEA’s Study of Reading Literacy Achievement in Primary Schools, Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., Gonzalez, E.J., & Kennedy, A.M. (2003), Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.
Presents the reading achievement results for the 35 participating countries and data about pertinent home, school, and classroom contexts for learning to read.
Available Now

TIMSS and PIRLS are copyrighted and are registered trademarks of IEA. Released items from TIMSS and PIRLS assessments are for non-commercial, educational, and research purposes only. Translated versions of items remain the intellectual property of IEA. Although the items are in the public domain, please print an acknowledgement of the source, including the year and name of the assessment you are using. If you publish any part of the released items from PIRLS 2001, please use the following acknowledgement:

  -    8MB  
TOC   -    128KB  
Exec. Summary   -    448KB  
Introduction   -   512KB  
Chapter 1   International Student Achievement in Reading    160KB  
Chapter 2   Achievement in Reading for Literary Experience and Reading to Acquire and Use Information    160KB  
Chapter 3   Performance at International Benchmarks   3.4MB  
Chapter 4   Literacy-Related Activities in the Home     224KB  
Chapter 5   School Curriculum and Organization for For Teaching Reading   224KB  
Chapter 6   Teachers and Teaching Instruction    228KB  
Chapter 7   School Contexts   224KB   
Chapter 8   Students’ Reading Attitudes, Self-Concept, and Out-of-School Activities    192KB  
Appendix A   Overview of PIRLS Procedures    160KB  
Appendix B   Percentiles and Standard Deviations of Reading Achievement    96KB  
Appendix C   Sample Passages, Questions, and Scoring Guides    2MB  
Appendix D   Reading Items Used for Describing Each Benchmark    64KB  
Appendix E   Sweden – Grade 3 Reading Achievement    64KB  
Appendix F   Acknowledgements    96KB  
-   Reader and River Trails Brochure    4MB  


Go to About PIRLS. An International Perspective on Fostering Reading Development.
Go to About PIRLS. Go to PIRLS News. Go to PIRLS Participating Countries. Go to Contact PIRLS. Go to PIRLS Partners. Go to PIRLS Funding.  


Go to the ISC. Go to the IEA. Go to Boston College.