From left: Andris Kangro of the University of Latvia; Līga Lejiņa, State Secretary of Latvia's Ministry of Education and Science; PIRLS Executive Director Ina Mullis; IEA Executive Director Dirk Hastedt; and PIRLS Executive Director Michael Martin at the 8th PIRLS 2016 National Research Coordinators' Meeting in Riga, Latvia.
Ina V.S. Mullis, Executive Director of IEA’s TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College, discussed the schedule for PIRLS and ePIRLS.
Michael O. Martin, Executive Director of IEA’s TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College, delivered the progress report.
IEA Executive Director Dirk Hastedt welcomed PIRLS countries to the 8th PIRLS 2016 National Research Coordinators' Meeting.
Līga Lejiņa, State Secretary of Latvia's Ministry of Education and Science, spoke about the impact of PIRLS in her country.
Juliet Sizmur of Northern Ireland, Eemer Eivers of Ireland, and Megan Chamberlain of New Zealand worked with Pierre Foy, Director of Sampling, Psychometrics, and Data Analysis for PIRLS.
Chan Lee Shan, Charles Peters, and Lim Chin Min of Singapore reviewed PIRLS 2016 draft exhibits.
Duygu Savaşcı of IEA Hamburg assisted Sumaiya Al-Zadjali of Oman and Adel Al Qeisi of the United Arab Emirates with International Database training.
IEA Chair Anne-Berit Kavli, of Norway, described the international value of the PIRLS assessment.
Ieva Johansone, Associate Research Director, Operations and Quality Control for PIRLS, delivered a quality assurance report on International Quality Control Monitoring..
Martin Hooper, Assistant Research Director, TIMSS and PIRLS Questionnaire Development and Policy Studies, demonstrated the use of the forthcoming website for the PIRLS and ePIRLS 2016 International Reports.
Celeste Combrinck and Sarah Howie of South Africa reviewed draft exhibits for ePIRLS 2016.
Joshua McGrane, Therese Hopfenbeck, Jamie Stiff, and Grace Grima of England trained in use of the IEA International Database Analyzer.
Jaime Vaquero Jimenez and Verónica Díez Girado of Spain reviewed PIRLS 2016 exhibits with Camila Ayala Pereira of Chile.
Jan Mejding of Denmark discussed writing national reports for PIRLS and PIRLS Literacy.
Galina Kovaleva spoke about the Russian Federation’s plans for media outreach for the PIRLS and ePIRLS 2016 release.
Hwa Wei Ko of Chinese Taipei shared her perspectives on writing national reports.
Marc Colmant of France shared his experiences with media coverage of TIMSS and PIRLS.
Agnes Tongur of Sweden discussed the website and videos that were created to present past PIRLS reports.
Laura Palmerio of Italy spoke about her plans for the release of PIRLS and ePIRLS 2016 national reports.
The IEA Hamburg team led training in the International Database. From left: Oliver Neuschmidt, Kamil Kowolik, Milena Taneva, Ahmed Almaskut of Statistics Canada, Duygu Savaşcı, and Umut Atasever.
Ben Dalton and Sheila Thompson of the United States were assisted in International Database training by Kamil Kowolik of IEA Hamburg.
Caroline Prendergast, Research Associate for PIRLS, and Executive Director Ina Mullis led a review of PIRLS exhibits.
Vanda Lourenço and João Marôco of Portugal received some guidance from Duygu Savaşcı of IEA Hamburg on the International Database Analyzer.
Said Bouderga of Morocco trained in use of the International Database with Umut Atasever of IEA Hamburg.