The PIRLS 2016 International Database has been made available for individuals interested in the data collected and analyzed as part of PIRLS 2016.
From nine predominantly English speaking countries in the world, this article tries to explain the research attempt to measure how often people oversell themselves in society. According to the findings, men are much more likely than women to master the art of hyperbole, as are the wealthy relative to the poor or middle class.
Authors Frederick M. Hess and RJ Martin in this article triy to explore the impact of education reform of USA in 1999 to this date. They find out that the state assessment results vary from the results published in NAEP and PISA.
Author Katharine B. Stevens, in this article explores the topic of socioeconomic achievement gap in the US which has remained unchanged for the past 50 years.
Sasha Jones, in this article, examines a new study by Education Next which showed that the socioeconomic achievement gap has remained unchanged for the past 50 years.
Sophie Edwards, in her article, states that the OECD's head of education Andreas Schleicher has communicated that the global education ranking system of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is now exploring skills for children that need to be taught that will make them successful in the future. He said that PISA is aiming to test and develop 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, digital learning, problem-solving, and competence.
Andrea Netten, in the article, shares her view that past good performance by students boosts their confidence and encourages them to do better in the future. She backs this opinion by considering data from PIRLS 2016 study.
Hanushek, Piopiunik and Wiederhold, in their article, explore the association of teacher's cognitive ability with student's performance. They use PISA and PIAAC studies to study the causal relationship. Furthermore, they examine how a smarter teacher workforce can be obtained given a relationship between the two exists.