PIRLS 2021 (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) International Results in Reading, the highly anticipated report detailing PIRLS 2021 reading achievement and contextual data, is now available online.
IEA has recently published the Methods and Procedures: PIRLS 2021 Technical Report. The report includes information on the development and implementation of PIRLS 2021 and on the way of reporting of the findings. Chapter 1 to 3 introduces to study instruments, chapter 4 to 7 give an overview of the data collection, and chapters 8 to 15 present how the data collected was analyzed and reported.
The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) related publication should provide information on how to support adults in the U.S. who began but did not complete educational qualifications. The paper addresses the following research questions:
1. How does not completing educational qualifications vary by numeracy proficiency levels?
2. Which background characteristics are related to not completing educational qualifications?
3. Do relationships between background characteristics and non-completion vary by numeracy proficiency levels?
Among other things, the results show that highly skilled adults and less educated adults were more likely to drop out of educational programs without completing their intentions and earning new qualifications.
Experienced teachers are crucial, and this cannot be underestimated. Supporting less experienced colleagues can help students do better and boost the standard of education. The distribution of teachers among schools is explored in this Teaching in Focus (TIF) from two distinct but related perspectives: equity and equality.
This report follows up an earlier pilot study, collecting expert evaluations of how well artificial intelligence (AI) can do the literacy and numeracy tests of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills of the Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).
The IEA Compass: Briefs in Education Series of January 2023 uses TIMSS 2019 data to address how cyberbullying is negatively associated with mathematics achievement in the eighth grade.
The OECD report informs about challenges impacting education and how to face them. It introduces a three-step approach.
The PISA 2022 Creative Thinking assessment measures students' ability to generate, evaluate, and refine ideas in a way that can lead to novel and useful solutions, knowledge advancements, and significant imaginative expressions.
A collection of open-access teaching resources have made available by IEA in 2022. Based on data from IEA studies, two new publication series, IEA Research for Educators and IEA Teacher Snippets, provide useful classroom insights.
The Large-Scale Assessments in Education (LSAE), a collaborative IEA-ETS (Educational Testing Service) open-access journal, published more than 20 new articles in 2022.