Student Achievement

Achievement in Comprehension Processes – ePIRLS Online Informational Reading

PIRLS reports achievement according to two overarching comprehension processes:

  • Retrieving and straightforward inferencing
  • Interpreting, integrating, and evaluating

Exhibit 1.6 shows the ePIRLS results for these two comprehension processes. Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Portugal, Georgia, and the United Arab Emirates had a relative advantage in retrieving and straightforward inferencing. Only the United States and Canada had a relative advantage in interpreting, integrating, and evaluating. The remaining countries essentially had no difference between the two processes.

ePIRLS Achievement by Comprehension Process