Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)



7. Methodology and evaluation Reports

Most of the technical documentation for PIRLS is published by the International Study Center at Boston College. The U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, is the source of several additional references listed below; these publications are indicated by an NCES number.

General

Kennedy, A.M., Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., and Trong, K.L. (2007). PIRLS 2006 Encyclopedia: A Guide to Reading Education in the Forty PIRLS 2006 Countries. Boston College, International Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA.
https://timssandpirls.bc.edu/pirls2006/encyclopedia.html.

Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., Kennedy, A.M., and Flaherty, C.L. (2002). PIRLS 2001 Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to Reading Education in the Countries Participating in IEA's Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). Boston College, International Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA.
https://timss.bc.edu/pirls2001i/PIRLS2001_Pubs_ER.html.

Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., Kennedy, A.M., and Foy, P. (2007). PIRLS 2006 International Report: IEA's Progress in International Reading Literacy Study in Primary Schools in 40 Countries. Boston College, International Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA.
https://timssandpirls.bc.edu/pirls2006/intl_rpt.html.

Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., Minnich, C.A., Drucker, K.T., & Ragan, M.A. (Eds.). (2012). PIRLS 2011 Encyclopedia: Education Policy and Curriculum in Reading, Volumes 1 and 2. Boston College, International Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA.
https://timssandpirls.bc.edu/pirls2011/encyclopedia-pirls.html.

Uses of Data

Green, P.J., Herget, D., and Rosen, J. (2009). User's Guide for the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS): 2006 Data Files, and Database with United States Specific Variables (NCES 2009-050). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.

Herget, D., Dalton, B., Kinney, S., Smith, W.Z., Wilson, D., and Rogers, J. (2019). Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and ePIRLS 2016: U.S. Public-Use Data Files (NCES 2019-114). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.
https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2019114

Herget, D., Dalton, B., Kinney, S., Smith, W.Z., Wilson, D., and Rogers, J. (2019). Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and ePIRLS 2016: U.S. Restricted-use Datafile (NCES 2019-115). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.
https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2019115

Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., Foy, P., and Drucker, K. T., (Eds.). (2012). PIRLS 2011 International Results in Reading. Boston College, International Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA & International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement IEA Secretariat: Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
https://timssandpirls.bc.edu/pirls2011/downloads/P11_IR_FullBook.pdf.

Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., Gonzalez, E.J., and Kennedy, A.M. (Eds.). (2003). PIRLS 2001 International Report: IEA's Study of Reading Literacy Achievement in Primary Schools in 35 Countries. Boston College, International Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA.
https://timss.bc.edu/pirls2001i/PIRLS2001_Pubs_IR.html

Survey Design

Herget, D., Dalton, B., Kinney, S., Smith, W.Z., Wilson, D., and Rogers, J. (2019). U.S. PIRLS and ePIRLS 2016 Technical Report and User's Guide (NCES 2019-113). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.
https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2019/2019113.pdf.

Martin, M.O., and Mullis, I.V.S. (Eds.) (2015). PIRLS 2016 Assessment Framework, 2nd Edition. Boston College, International Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA.
https://timssandpirls.bc.edu/pirls2016/downloads/P16_Framework_2ndEd.pdf.

Martin, M. O., Mullis, I. V. S., & Hooper, M. (Eds.). (2017). Methods and Procedures in PIRLS 2016. Boston College, International Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA.
https://timssandpirls.bc.edu/publications/pirls/2016-methods.html.

Martin, M.O., Mullis, I.V.S., and Kennedy, A.M. (Eds.). (2003). PIRLS 2001 Technical Report. Boston College, International Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA.
https://timss.bc.edu/pirls2001i/PIRLS2001_Pubs_TR.html.

Martin, M.O., Mullis, I.V.S., and Kennedy, A.M. (Eds.). (2007). PIRLS 2006 Technical Report. Boston College, International Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA.
https://timssandpirls.bc.edu/pirls2006/tech_rpt.html.

Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., Kennedy, A.M, Trong, K. L., and Sainsbury, M. (2012). PIRLS 2011 Assessment Framework. Boston College, International Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA.
https://timssandpirls.bc.edu/pirls2011/downloads/PIRLS2011_Framework.pdf.

Ogle, L.T., Sen, A., Pahlke, E., Jocelyn, L., Kastberg, D., Roey, S., and Williams, T. (2003). International Comparisons in Fourth-Grade Reading Literacy: Findings from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study of 2001 (NCES 2003-073). National Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.
https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2003/2003073.pdf.

Thompson, S., Provasnik, S., Kastberg, D., Ferraro, D., Lemanski, N., Roey, S., and Jenkins, F. (2012). Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading Achievement of U.S. Fourth-Grade Students in an International Context (NCES 2013–010). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC. Government Printing Office.
https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013010.pdf.

Warner-Griffin, C., Liu, H., Tadler, C., Herget, D., and Dalton, B. (2017). Reading Achievement of U.S. Fourth-Grade Students in an International Context: First Look at the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 and ePIRLS 2016 (NCES 2018-017). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.
https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018017.pdf.

Data Quality and Comparability

Baer, J., Baldi, S., Ayotte, K., and Green, P. (2007). The Reading Literacy of U.S. Fourth-Grade Students in an International Context: Results From the 2001 and 2006 Progress in International Reading and Literacy Study (PIRLS) (NCES 2008-017). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.
https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2008/2008017_1.pdf.

Binkley, M., and Kelly, D.L. (2003). A Content Comparison of the NAEP and PIRLS Fourth-Grade Reading Assessments (NCES Working Paper 2003-10). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.
https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2003/200310.pdf.

Martin, M.O., Mullis, I.V.S., Gonzalez, E.J., and Kennedy, A.M. (2003). Trends in Children's Reading Literacy Achievement 1991–2001: IEA's Repeat in Nine Countries of the 1991 Reading Literacy Study. Boston College, International Study Center. Chestnut Hill, MA.
https://timss.bc.edu/pirls2001i/pirls2001_pubs_trr.html.

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. PIRLS-IEA Reading Literacy Framework: Comparative Analysis of the 1991 Reading Study and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, NCES 2003–05, by Barbara Kapinus. Project Officer: Laurence Ogle. Washington, DC: 2003.
https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2003/200305.pdf.

Stephens, M., and Coleman, M. (2007). Comparing PIRLS and PISA with NAEP in Reading, Mathematics, and Science (Working Paper). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.
https://nces.ed.gov/Surveys/PISA/pdf/comppaper12082004.pdf.