GDPR

As well as measuring pupils’ achievement in reading, PIRLS also collects contextual information through questionnaires completed by pupils, parents/guardians, teachers, and principals.

The information collected through these questionnaires is used to provide a more complete picture of the experiences of pupils in the Irish education system. For example, it allows us to answer questions such as ‘do Fourth class pupils who say that they enjoy their reading lessons in school tend to have higher scores in reading?’

More information on how the data for each questionnaire are processed (including details about confidentiality and the retention of data) can be found in the links below.

DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION for parents/guardians and pupils

DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION for teachers

DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION for school principals