We invite expressions of interest to form the National Research Centre (NRC) to administer the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) Progress In Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2021 in England (only).
England participates in international comparison studies to benchmark our education policy and performance against other countries, review our systems strengths and weaknesses in an international context, and monitor trends over time. This aligns with DfE’s vision to offer world-class education, training and care for everyone, whatever their background.
Further details are contained within the attached advert but, in brief, England’s NRC will be expected to:
• Work with IEA and its contractors to shape the study internationally to reflect England’s policy priorities.
• Design the national research project to meet PIRLS requirements in England.
• Deliver the national research project in England.
• Disseminate findings of the survey in ways that meet study requirements.
DEADLINE FOR RESPONSES IS NOON ON THURSDAY 7th FEBRUARY 2019