Welcome to the homepage for PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) in Ireland.

PIRLS is an international study of Fourth class pupils’ reading literacy which takes place every five years. It is a project of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), an independent, international cooperative of research institutions and government research agencies.  The Educational Research Centre manages Ireland’s participation in PIRLS, on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills.

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