Data and reports

PIRLS 2021 data, international and national reports for PIRLS 2021 will be released in December 2022.

PIRLS has been conducted in Australia in 2011 and 2016. The reports and data provided below are the national reports and datasets for Australia. For access to the full international databases, please visit the IEA TIMSS & PIRLS website 

There are various software tools available to work with PIRLS data available through the IEA website .

PIRLS 2016 reports

Highlights from PIRLS 2016 – Australia’s perspective: Selected findings from the full report (PDF: 20 pages, 2.5 MB)
Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Marina Schmid, Sima Rodrigues, Jessica Fullarton. (2017) Melbourne: ACER.

PIRLS 2016: Reporting Australia’s results (PDF: 126 pages, 3.7 MB)
Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Marina Schmid, Sima Rodrigues, Jessica Fullarton. (2017) Melbourne: ACER.


Australian PIRLS 2016 data files

PIRLS 2016: Reporting Australia's results data tables (Excel: 103 KB)

PIRLS 2016: Australia's Year 4 data - SAS [zipped] (8.88 MB) - SPSS [zipped] (4.18 MB) - Readme.txt (13 KB)


TIMSS and PIRLS 2011

Highlights from TIMSS & PIRLS 2011 from Australia’s perspective (PDF: 36 pages, 1.2 MB)
Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Nicole Wernert, Marina Schmid, Sarah Buckley and Ann Munene. (2012) Melbourne: ACER.

Monitoring Australian Year 4 student achievement internationally: TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 (PDF: 273 pages, 3.4 MB)
Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Nicole Wernert, Marina Schmid, Sarah Buckley and Ann Munene. (2012) Melbourne: ACER.


Australian TIMSS & PIRLS 2011 data files

PIRLS 2011 Year 4 (4.1 MB)