PIRLS 2016

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is a worldwide research project run by the IEA. It takes place every five years and provides data about trends in reading literacy in primary schools. The most recent set of results are available from the 2016 study.


What will the PIRLS results tell us about reading in England and Northern Ireland?

PIRLS 2016 results and the importance of teaching

  PIRLS 2016 in Northern Ireland: Reading Achievement  



PIRLS 2011 report for Northern Ireland PIRLS 2011 report for England


Further reading 

More information on PIRLS 2016 in Northern Ireland

More information on PIRLS