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Project duration 01.01.1998 - 01.01.2004

Progress in International Reading Literacy Study - IGLU/PIRLS 2001

IGLU-PIRLS is an international comparative study that has examined the reading comprehension of students at the end of fourth grade. In Germany, all federal states participate in this study. IGLU/E is a national extension of IGLU-PIRLS. With IGLU/E, the competencies of pupils in mathematics and science are assessed in twelve federal states in Germany.

Project description

IGLU-PIRLS is a study of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). The IEA has delegated the overall responsibility for the international organisation of IGLU-PIRLS to Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA, USA. The international data set is processed at the IEA Data Processing Center (DPC) in Hamburg.

In Germany, IGLU-PIRLS and IGLU/E are conducted jointly by Prof. Dr. Wilfried Bos, University of Hamburg, Institute for International and Intercultural Comparative Education, Prof. Dr. Manfred Prenzel, Institute for Science Education at Kiel University (IPN), Prof. Dr. Renate Valtin, Humboldt University Berlin, Institute for School Education and Educational Psychology and Prof. Dr. Gerd Walther, Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Institute for Mathematics and its Didactics. Coordination is the responsibility of Prof. Dr. Wilfried Bos and Dr. Eva-Maria Lankes at the Chair of Quantitative Methods and International Educational Research at the University of Hamburg.

IGLU-PIRLS is substantially funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and by the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany. IGLU/E is funded by the Ministers of Education of the participating states under the leadership of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

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Location & approach

The most convenient highway exits are on the B 1/A 40 (Dortmund-Barop) (closer to the North Campus) and on the A45 (Dortmund-Eichlinghofen). The university is signposted at both exits. In the local road network you will find signs to Campus Nord, where the Campus Treff is also located. From Emil-Figge-Strasse, entrance no. 18 and from Vogelspothsweg entrance no. 23 lead to parking spaces near the venue.

From Dortmund main station, take the S-Bahn "S1" in the direction of Solingen on track 7 to the stop "Dortmund-Universität" (price level A). The S-Bahn runs every 15 minutes during peak hours on weekdays and takes about 6 minutes. From Düsseldorf, the S-Bahn runs every 30 minutes. Directly at the S-Bahn station you will find the CDI building, which houses the Center for Research on Education and School Development.

One of the university's landmarks is the H-Bahn, which has two terminuses on the North Campus. One is located directly above the S-Bahn station and is easily accessible from it by elevators. The other is located in the center of Campus North at the bridge between the University Library and the Mensa, right next to the Audimax. The H-Bahn runs from here to the South Campus and the Eichlinghofen district.

Dortmund has an airport connected with some destinations in Central Europe. There are regular flights, for example, to Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Katowice, Krakow, Leipzig-Halle, London, Munich, Nuremberg, Paris, Poznan, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich. For the approximately 20 kilometers from the Dortmund airport to the campus, you can take the bus to the main train station and from there the S-Bahn. Faster is usually the use of a cab. Far more international flight connections are offered by the Rhine-Ruhr Airport in Düsseldorf, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station.