PIRLS 2011 International Database

Get the PIRLS 2011 User Guide for the International Database.The PIRLS 2011 International Database is available to all individuals interested in the data collected and analyzed as part of PIRLS 2011. The aim is to support and promote the use of the data by researchers, analysts, and others interested in improving education. The database is available for download on this page and includes the student achievement data as well as the student, parent, teacher, school, and curricular background data for the 49 countries and nine benchmarking entities that participated. The student, parent, teacher, and school data files are in SAS and SPSS formats with programs and macros.

The entire database and its supporting documents are described in the PIRLS 2011 User Guide (Foy & Drucker, 2013) and its four supplements. The data can be analyzed using the downloadable IEA IDB Analyzer, an application developed by the IEA Data Processing and Research Center to facilitate the analysis of the TIMSS and PIRLS data.

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PIRLS 2011 International Database Downloads

PIRLS 2011 International Database Downloads
User Guide PIRLS 2011 User Guide for the International Database (10MB)
  Supplement 1 - PIRLS 2011 Background Questionnaires and Curriculum Questionnaire (9MB)
  Supplement 2 - National Adaptations of International Background Questionnaires (2MB)
  Supplement 3 - Variables Derived from the Student, Home, Teacher, and School Questionnaire Data (1MB)
  Supplement 4 - PIRLS 2011 Sampling Stratification Information (1MB)
Items PIRLS 2011 Released Passages and Items with Percent Correct Statistics (11MB)
  prePIRLS 2011 Released Passages and Items with Percent Correct Statistics (16MB)
  PIRLS and prePIRLS 2011 Item Information Tables (57KB)
  PIRLS and prePIRLS 2011 IRT Item Parameters (88KB)
SPSS Data P11_SPSSData_pt1.zip (AAD-HUN 105MB)
P11_SPSSData_pt2.zip (IDN-ZAF 104MB)
  pP11_SPSSData.zip (16MB)
  SAS Data P11_SASData_pt1.zip (AAD-HUN 107MB)
  P11_SASData_pt2.zip (IDN-ZAF 105MB)
  pP11_SASData.zip (16MB)
  Curriculum Data PIRLS 2011 Curriculum Questionnaire Data (221KB)
  Codebooks PIRLS 2011 Codebooks (2MB)
  prePIRLS 2011 Codebooks (1MB)
  Almanacs PIRLS 2011 Almanacs (4MB)
  prePIRLS 2011 Almanacs (800KB)
  SAS and SPSS Programs (32KB)