Complete list of publications

An extended bibliography of publications related to IEA studies is online. Many of the publications can be downloaded free of charge.

Large-scale Assessments in Education

The IERI monograph is now a Springer open access journal.


IEA policy brief series

Each issue connects findings from IEA studies to current education policy questions.


National Study Reports

Following the international release of results from each study


IEA Style Guide (Second revised edition)

Use this manual as a reference when preparing copy for IEA publications.


IEA Publications

IEA is committed to ensuring that the results of its comparative research projects reach a wide audience of researchers, policymakers, technical experts, educators, and all others working to enhance teaching and learning around the world. In connection with each study, IEA produces an international report providing high quality information on students' achievement outcomes and their educational contexts. Other study-related publications may include reports on the assessment framework and technical implementation of the study, an encyclopedia with information from participating countries on the structure of their education systems and school curricula, and a user guide to accompany the international database. Occasionally IEA also publishes summaries of countries' experiences with the dissemination of study results and their impact on curricula and educational practice.

Study reports are the result of collaboration from international study center staff, international advisory committees, and members of the national centers of participating countries. The IEA Publications and Editorial Committee helps to ensure that all publications meet IEA's rigorous standards for quality.

Further methods of dissemination include the IERI journal and monograph series, articles produced for academic journals and conferences, policy briefs, press statements, and newsletters.

Latest publications
PIRLS 2016 is the fourth assessment in the current trend series, following PIRLS 2001, 2006, and 2011. There were 61 participants in PIRLS 2016, including 50 countries and 11 benchmarking entities that were assessed to provide comparative data to inform policy.

The results from the first iteration of ePIRLS are already providing important direction for work ahead in reading. They provide an important new model for the assessment of online reading comprehension, one that according to students provides an engaging online simulation of school assignments in science and social studies. 

This report focuses on data collected in the 15 countries that participated in the ICCS 2016 European regional questionnaire, revealing students’ views on European identity, their perceptions of freedom of movement and immigration, and their opinions of Europe and its future.

ICCS 2016 investigated the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens in a range of countries in the second decade of the 21st century.

The PIRLS 2016 Encyclopedia is a comprehensive guide to reading instruction around the world, and an indispensable resource for policy and research in comparative education.

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