The PIRLS 2016 International Benchmarks of Reading Achievement
Description of the PIRLS 2016 International Benchmarks
The interactive graphic shows the descriptions of the skills demonstrated by fourth grade students at each of the four International Benchmarks. Benchmark descriptions at each level are shown separately for literary and informational reading to reflect the varying demands that different types of texts present. With each reading purpose, the progression in reading comprehension processes is evident from benchmark to benchmark.