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AWIS achieves outstanding PIRLS 2021 results

NOV 2, 2023

AWIS students excel in the PIRLS worldwide assessment of reading skills for 9 year olds

Background to PIRLS

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is an international assessment of the reading and literacy achievement of 9 year old children, taken in 57 countries around the world.

The assessment focuses on three aspects of reading: the purposes, the process of comprehension, and the behaviours and attitudes towards reading.

PIRLS is administered every 5 years, and Qatar has participated since 2006. These results relate to the 2021 assessment: these results have just been released to participating schools by the Qatar Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

AWIS Participation

AWIS has participated in PIRLS twice: 2016 and 2021. In the most recent round (2021), one class of 24 students participated in the assessment.

Results for AWIS

The table below shows the average results for AWIS, compared with others:

SchoolPIRLS result
Worldwide average500
All Community schools in Qatar496
All International schools in Qatar516
AWIS - Al Wataniya International School577

The data clearly shows an outstanding result for AWIS - well done to all the teaching staff, students and parents involved!

The full report can be downloaded below.

Reading and Literacy at AWIS

At AWIS, English is a key component of our curriculum and all class teachers are native speakers of English. Our core curriculum is the National Curriculum of England, supplemented by the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). More details can be found on our curriculum page.

PIRLS Assessment 2021 Report
PIRLS 2021 Report for AWIS - Al Wataniya International School, issued in November 2023 by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar