About PIRLS 2016

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Countries Participating in PIRLS 2016

Exhibit 1 shows the PIRLS 2016 countries and benchmarking participants. Altogether there were 61 participants in the PIRLS 2016 assessments, including 50 countries and 11 benchmarking entities. Some education systems within countries have always participated separately throughout IEA’s long history (e.g., the French- and the Dutch-speaking parts of Belgium, Hong Kong SAR).

PIRLS 2016 Countries