What predicts reading performance? From the pupil to the school level

Associate Professor Joshua McGrane

Much of the attention that PIRLS attracts is focused on country comparisons and who the ‘top-performing’ countries are, but a major benefit of PIRLS is the contextualising information it provides from pupils, teachers and headteachers. This post examines the associations between these factors and England’s pupils’ reading performance… Read more

Early intervention and closing the gap

Dr Kit Double

How do early phonic related skills predict performance on PIRLS? This post explores the PIRLS performance of students who displayed phonics difficulties when beginning school with their peers… Read more