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Figure 9-1.  Average scores of fourth-grade students in reading literacy, by purpose of reading and country: 2011

Average scores of fourth-grade students in reading literacy, by purpose of reading and country: 2011

1 The literary experience purpose of reading is associated with reading and engaging with fictional texts.
2 The acquire and use information purpose of reading is associated with reading and engaging with informational texts.
NOTE: Shown are the scores for two PIRLS subscales, literary experience and acquire and use information. Each PIRLS assessment item is classified into one of these two purposes of reading.Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Turkey did not participate in PIRLS 2011.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), 2011.