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List of Figures

Figure 1. Participating countries in PIRLS 2001

Figure 2. Percentage of PIRLS assessment items devoted to reading purposes and processes

Figure 3. Fourth-graders—average scores for the combined reading literacy scale, literary subscale, and informational subscale, by country: 2001

Figure 4. Distribution of average combined reading literacy scale scores of fourth-graders by percentiles, by country: 2001

Figure 5. Fourth-graders—reading skills and strategies, and cut point scores, by benchmark points for the combined reading literacy scale: 2001

Figure 6. Percentage of fourth-grade students who reach the PIRLS 2001 achievement benchmarks: 2001

Figure 7. Fourth-graders—average scores on the combined reading literacy scale, literary subscale, and informational subscale for boys and girls: 2001

Figure 8. U.S. fourth-graders—average scores for the combined reading literacy scale, literary subscale, and informational subscale, by race/ethnicity: 2001

Figure 9. U.S. public school fourth-graders—average scores for the combined reading literacy scale, by the percentage of school enrollment eligible for free or reduced-price lunch: 2001

Figure 10. Percentage of fourth-graders by average number of hours of reading instruction each week: 2001

Figure 11. Average number of years fourth-grade students—teachers have taught all grades and fourth grade: 2001

Figure 12. Percentage of fourth-grade students who read for fun outside of school, by frequency of reading: 2001



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