Drs. Michael O. Martin and Ina V.S. Mullis, Executive Directors of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, with Dr. Shek Kam Tse, of the University of Hong Kong and PIRLS Coordinator for Hong Kong SAR, welcomed PIRLS National Research Coordinators to Hong Kong.
Frederick K.S. Leung, Kintoy Professor in Mathematics Education and IEA General Assembly Representative for Hong Kong SAR, made opening remarks at the 6th PIRLS National Research Coordinators Meeting in Hong Kong.
Ina V.S. Mullis discussed the PIRLS 2016 schedule.
Paulína Koršňáková, Director of the IEA Secretariat, delivered a welcome from IEA.
Michael O. Martin brought meeting participants up to date with PIRLS 2016 developments.
Professors Shek Kam Tse and Frederick K.S. Leung, respective coordinators of PIRLS and TIMSS for Hong Kong SAR
Eva Ladányiová of the Slovak Republic, Zuzana Janotová and Eva Potužníková of the Czech Republic, and Peter Smith of Trinidad and Tobago
Mark Cockle, IEA International Deputy Project and Data Manager, worked with Riccardo Pietracci and Margherita Emiletti of Italy.
David Ebbs, IEA Research Officer, presented his report on translation verification.
Ben Dalton, Sheila Thompson, and Anne Atwell of the United States
Georgette Hilu and Nurit Weiss of Israel
Mark Cockle, IEA International Deputy Project and Data Manager, gave a presentation on conducting ePIRLS scoring.
Elena Forzani, Assistant Research Director, PIRLS Coordinator at the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, led participants in scoring training.
Sana'a Al Majaidah and Adel Nemer Al Qeisi of the United Arab Emirates
Marjeta Doupona of Slovenia, Cecilia Bergwall of Sweden, and Jan Mejding and Katja Neubert of Denmark
Marian Sainsbury of the U.K.'s National Foundation for Educational Research, PIRLS Chief Reading Consultant, conducted scoring training.
Marina Kuznetcova, Elena Kamzeeva, and Evgeniya Kambvarova of the Russian Federation
Pierre Foy, Director of Sampling, Psychometrics, and Data Analysis at the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, gave an update on plans for scaling the PIRLS and PIRLS Literacy achievement data.