TIMSS and PIRLS

Antra Ozola
JAN MEJDING

As the PIRLS 2016 International Release approaches, participating countries have been preparing their national reports. Denmark has been particularly busy, having opted in on all three fronts — PIRLS, PIRLS Literacy, and ePIRLS.

National Research Coordinator Jan Mejding of Aarhus University spoke about preparations for the national report and what the results mean for Denmark.

“Trends in achievement will be a focal point, and as usual we will focus on the other Nordic countries,” he said. “The gender gap usually is small in Denmark compared to other countries, but we will of course look to see if this is still the case. To understand why trend is such an issue, you need to know a little about the background.”


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