Participating Countries

This page lists the countries that took part in PIRLS 2016.  Overall, 50 countries and 11 benchmark participants (regional entities) are taking part in PIRLS. Countries marked * are also taking part in ePIRLS.

Countries Participating in PIRLS

Australia Hong Kong SAR Oman
Austria Hungary Poland
Azerbaijan Iran, Islamic Rep.of Portugal*
Bahrain Ireland* Qatar
Belgium (Fr and Fl) Israel* Russian Federation
Bulgaria Italy* Saudi Arabia
Canada* Kazakhstan Singapore*
Chile Kuwait Slovak Republic
Chinese Taipei* Latvia Slovenia*
Czech Republic Lithuania South Africa
Denmark* Macao SAR Spain
Egypt Malta Sweden*
England Morocco Trinidad & Tobago
Finland* Netherlands United Arab Emirates*
France New Zealand United States*
Georgia Northern Ireland
Germany Norway*

Benchmark participants

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ontario, Canada*
Quebec, Canada
Denmark (Grade 3)
Norway (Grade 4)
Moscow City, Russia
Eng/Afr – RSA (5th)*
Andalusia, Spain
Madrid, Spain
Abu Dhabi, UAE*
Dubai, UAE*