Public reactions to OUCEA’s PIRLS National Report for England

Friday, December 8th, 2017

The PIRLS National Report for England published by OUCEA on 5th December found wide attention in the media. Dr Josh McGrane was cited in an article by The Telegraph, in which Minister of State for School Standards and Minister for Equalities, Nick Gibb, MP also refers to the report.  

In an article in The Times Dr McGrane was again cited on the close relationship between month of birth and performance found in the PIRLS test.

Furthermore, Dr McGrane was quoted in The Sun.


Nick Gibb quoted from the PIRLS National Report in his speech presenting PIRLS results on 5th December in London. 


Dr Joshua McGrane and Minister of School Standards Nick Gibb


The report was also picked up on Twitter by the Research Director of the Centre for Education Economics and the Parents and Teachers for Excellence campaign.


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