iPIPS Placing early childhood education at the heart of policy making


iPIPS is a unique international study of children starting school which has the potential to fill an important gap.  It will provide policy-relevant information about children starting school and their progress during the first year, helping to contextualise PISA data and helping to answer questions about the progress that children make, around the world.

iPIPS is led by a Professor Peter Tymms, Durham University, UK.  It is based on an assessment system which has been developed over the last 20 years and has been used with more than two million children in various countries.

iPIPS Interest around the World

Current News

iPIPS Lesotho Pilot Project has made great progress over the past year, such as translating the assessment and providing immediate feedback for teachers.  For more information click here

iPIPS Lesotho Pilot Project:  'Improving Basic Education in Grade 1' is about to begin.  For more information click here

Report on data collected in South Africa is now available, please click here

'Mapping and predicting literacy skills from early to later primary school' by Demetriou, Merrell & Tymms has been published in Learning and Individual Differences.