Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2006)
IGLU 2006 (international designation: PIRLS) was the second survey wave after IGLU 2001, in which 35 nations participated worldwide. Moreover, IGLU 2006 included a national expansion study (IGLU-E), in which all 16 German federal states were involved.
As also in 2001, the focal point of the study was the reading literacy of pupils at the end of fourth grade. Additional data were collected relating to their intention and motivation to read, their reading self-concept as well as their reading behaviour.
Moreover, pupils were asked about their educational, familial and political framework conditions.
Test Area and International Link
International survey and national supplementary study with all German Länder
Primary school students in grade 4 in primary schools and special education schools
Parents and German teachers of the selected student and the principals of the selected schools
Population / Sample
Primary school students in grade 4; Oversampling for Länder comparisons (For each federal state one class was drawn randomly from 25 schools [Northrhine-Westphalia: 35])
n= circa 8,000 target persons
Survey Procedure and Instruments
Competence tests in German - reading comprehension and questionnaires for students, teachers, school principals and parents
Link to the Detailed Description of the Study
http://www.ifs.tu-dortmund.de/cms/de/Forschung/Abgeschlossene-Projekte/IGLU-PIRLS-2006.html (only available in German)
Data Accessible via Research Data Centre
To the Study Documentation at the FDZ at the IQB: https://www.iqb.hu-berlin.de/fdz/studies/IGLU-2006
Information about the user conditions can be found here:
Documentation of Variables
Not accessible freely (printed: Bos, W., Strietholt, R., Goy, M., Stubbe T. C., Tarelli, I. & Hornberg, S. (Hrsg.). (2010). IGLU 2006 – Dokumentation der Erhebungsinstrumente. Münster: Waxmann.) (in German)
Phone: +49 30 / 20 93 - 465 52
Selection of Publications using the Data
The IGLU 2006 publications list can be found here as PDF-file for download: