Young French-speaking Belgians lag behind EU peers in readingTuesday, 05 December 2017 18:19
The results corroborate those of recent Pisa studies by the OCDE. In a press release, Education Minister Marie-Martine Schyns described them as “unsatisfactory”.
The figures for the Wallonia-Brussels Federation also revealed disparities between students according to social origins, the age at which they start literacy activities and gender. Girls, for example, generally out-performed boys in reading.
The PIRLS is a large-scale international assessment of 50 countries and 11 benchmarking regions administered every five years since its inception in 2001. It is sponsored by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IAE) in Amsterdam.
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