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 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 Lesotho project has successfully completed a study in the selected schools in Maseru and Berea districts.

We are now moving on with a training program for 20 teachers in Mafeteng district.

The iPIPS Lesotho project is now complete and ready for the next stage. For more information click here.

New publications for Russia and Brazil report on “the effect of phonological processing on mathematics performance” and “What do children know upon entry to pre-school” respectively. For more information click here

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

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