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Title:  Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011: U.S. Public-Use Data Files
Description: This datafile contains the U.S. PIRLS 2011 data, including data that were collected only in the United States and not included on the international database available from the IEA. The additional data relate to the race and ethnicity of students and the percentage of students in a school eligible for the Federal free and reduced-price lunch program, among other variables. This datafile is intended to be used in conjunction with the international datafile available from the IEA.

A User Guide to the data is included in the U.S. TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 Technical Report, which is available online separately (publication number 2013046).
Online Availability:
Cover Date: August 2013
Web Release: August 27, 2013
Publication #: NCES 2013042
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Nita Lemanski, Stephen Roey, and David Kastberg
Type of Product: Data File
Survey/Program Areas: International Activities Program (IAP)
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Data File, please contact:
Sheila Thompson.
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