Prior to PIRLS 2016, some of the reading passages, the test questions (or items) accompanying these passages, and the scoring guides for the test questions were released by the IEA after each round of testing. These released items from PIRLS can be used by educators in any number of ways:
To explore the passages and items from 2011 and from prior assessment years, click the links below.
For access to the passages and items from 2016 and later, please fill out and submit a permission request form to the IEA. Some example passages and items can also be found in the IEA’s PIRLS Assessment Frameworks (2016). In 2016, because it was the first time ePIRLS was administered, the IEA provided two of the links to two of the ePIRLS informational so that users could try the ePIRLS assessment.