International education study released: PIRLS and TIMSS

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study was just released. It is a wide survey focusing on primary school reading standards, conducted every five years. It also surveys aspects such as how safe children feel.

At right is a summary table extracted from the press release pack (zip). The executive summary is here. Other links are:

PIRLS 2006 International Report

PIRLS 2006 Technical Report

PIRLS 2006 Encyclopedia

Humans not as smart as monkeys ...
Literacy is declining rapidly in developed economies.

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