Performance at International Benchmarks

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ePIRLS Benchmarking at the PIRLS International Benchmarks

Description of ePIRLS Achievement at the PIRLS International Benchmarks

The interactive graphic shows the descriptions of ePIRLS achievement demonstrated by fourth grade students at each of the four International Benchmarks.

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INTERNATIONAL BENCHMARKS
Advanced International Benchmark (625)
Advanced International Benchmark (625)
When reading and viewing relatively complex Online Informational Texts, students can:

  • Make inferences from complex information to support an explanation
  • Interpret and integrate information from within and across webpages with interactive features to explain relationships, and show thorough understanding
  • Evaluate the effects of textual, visual, and interactive elements and begin to consider the writer’s point of view

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High International Benchmark (550)
High International Benchmark (550)
When reading and viewing relatively complex Online Informational Texts, students can:

  • Make inferences to distinguish relevant information and provide comparisons
  • Interpret and integrate information within and across webpages with interactive features to provide examples and make contrasts
  • Evaluate how graphic elements and language choices support content

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Intermediate International Benchmark (475)
Intermediate International Benchmark (475)
When reading and viewing relatively complex Online Informational Texts, students can:

  • Locate and reproduce information presented in various forms including independent use of navigation features
  • Make straightforward inferences to recognize reasons and actions
  • Interpret and integrate information across a webpage to recognize causes, comparisons, and explanations
  • Begin to evaluate the use of interactive features to convey information

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Low International Benchmark (400)
Low International Benchmark (400)
When reading and viewing relatively complex Online Informational Texts, students can:

  • Locate and reproduce explicitly stated information from webpages that contain text and a variety of dynamic, navigable features (e.g., timelines, pop-up boxes)
  • Begin to make straightforward inferences about descriptions

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