Why do we need an international study of children starting school?
Why take part?
Why is this study viable when suggestions for others have been rejected?
How to avoid 'teaching to the test' and other unintended consequences?
What about iPIPS in developing countries?
How many children will be assessed in each jurisdiction?
How will the sampling methodology be developed?
How will differing ages be taken into account?
Why stage not age?
How will differing pre-school experiences affect the results?
How will you create an assessment that works across so many languages?
How will you take into consideration the different cultures with differing behaviours and understanding?
Can I add in some items that will only be relevant to my country?
How can you take an English assessment and make it relevant and suitable for other countries?
Why is an adaptive assessment appropriate for this age of child?
What technical challenges does iPIPS pose?
How will equating be carried out?
Will iPIPS produce league tables?
What comparative data will it yield?
How robust will the data be?
How will I be sure the data from my children will be secure?
What about data protection laws in different countries?
How long after conducting the assessment will I be able to see the results for my jurisdiction?