- Press release
Despite difficult conditions due to the Corona pandemic, the main survey of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 2021, or PIRLS for short, was completed with almost 400 schools participating. The data obtained form an important basis for describing the reading performance of fourth-graders and the framework conditions for learning to read.
How well can fourth graders in Germany read and understand texts? The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 2021, or PIRLS for short, which takes place every five years, investigates this and similar questions.
Over the past three months, fourth-graders at nearly 400 elementary and special schools in all 16 German states have been examined and their teachers, school administrators and parents surveyed. The research team is very pleased that the participants were able to take part this year despite the difficult conditions under the Corona pandemic, as this provides an important empirical data basis for determining the reading performance of elementary school students as well as for collecting information on the framework conditions for learning to read and on instruction during the Corona pandemic.
The results of PIRLS 2021 will be published at the end of 2022.