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Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology
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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