PIRLS 2016 International Database
The PIRLS 2016 International Database is available for individuals interested in the data collected and analyzed as part of PIRLS 2016. The aim is to support and promote the use of these data by researchers, analysts, and others interested in improving education.
For the PIRLS 2016 assessment, the database includes student reading achievement data as well as the student, parent, teacher, school, and curricular background data for 50 countries and 11 benchmarking entities. The ePIRLS 2016 International Database includes data from the ePIRLS 2016 assessment, with the participation of 14 countries and 2 benchmarking entities. The student, parent, teacher, and school data files are in SAS and SPSS formats.
The entire database and its supporting documents are described in the PIRLS 2016 User Guide (Foy, 2018) and its three supplements. The data can be analyzed using the downloadable IEA IDB Analyzer (version 4.0), an application developed by IEA Hamburg to facilitate the analysis of the PIRLS data.
A public use version of the datasets is available for download using the links below. A restricted use version of the PIRLS 2016 International Database is available to users who require access to variables removed from the public use version (see Chapter 4 of the User Guide). Users who require access to the restricted use version of the International Database to conduct their analyses should contact the IEA (RandA@iea-hamburg.de).
Some contents of the PIRLS 2016 International Database are available in Portable Document Format (PDF). If needed, download Adobe Reader© to read and print these materials.
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