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Schedules & Plans

The current schedule for PIRLS 2016 is as follows:

  • Spring 2016: Data collection in schools across the United States
  • Summer 2016: Data scoring and coding
  • Fall 2016: Initial data submission to the IEA
  • Winter 2016: Data review and cleaning
  • Spring 2017: Data calibration, scaling, and weighting
  • Summer 2017: Data review by participating countries
  • December 2017: Data release

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