International Studies Resource Packs

International Studies Resource Packs

The following teacher resource packs incorporate released questions in reading, mathematics and science literacy used in the following international studies: PISA, TIMSS, ICCS (for secondary schools) and PIRLS (for primary schools).
These resource packs present different ways of measuring students’ understanding in various content and cognitive domains. Teachers are also encouraged to model other questions according to their students’ needs and levels of ability.  However, these packs are not intended to coach the students for the test but to familiarise themselves with the types and styles of the items.
This teaching material follows other information sources published by International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and the Research and Development Department, Ministry for Education and Employment. Data and information has also been disseminated particularly through the Malta Reports, dissemination workshops (May – July 2013), as well as through meetings and training seminars for School Coordinators and Test Administrators.

Reading Literacy Resource Packs
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)
Resource Pack in Maltese   Resource Pack in English
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Mathematics and Science Resource Packs
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)


Reading, Mathematics and Science Resource Pack
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

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Civic and Citizenship Resource Pack
International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS)

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