PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) is a large-scale assessment designed to inform educational policy and practice by providing an international perspective of teaching and learning in reading literacy.
PIRLS involves comprehensive assessments of reading literacy for students in Year 4, supported by extensive data about country, school and classroom learning environments. It sits alongside its sister project, TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), in providing detailed information about the performance of students in Year 4 in the key areas of reading, mathematics and science.
PIRLS has been conducted every five years since 2001, with Australia participating for the first time in 2011 and again in 2016.
The PIRLS 2016 Australian reports are due for release on this page on 5 December 2017 at 8pm (Australian EDST)
Submissions from 2017
Highlights from PIRLS 2016: Australia's perspective, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Marina Schmid, Sima Rodrigues, and Jessica Fullarton
PIRLS 2016: Reporting Australia's results, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Marina Schmid, Sima Rodrigues, and Jessica Fullarton