Although I only referred to TIMSS in my earlier posts, 2011 offered a unique opportunity to examine student performance in both TIMSS [mathematics (gr. 4 and 8), science (gr. 4 and 8)] and PIRLS [reading (gr.4)].
The IEA press release at 10am CET includes four videos, which you can access at www.timss.org; there are interviews with representatives from the Netherlands (Jos de Groen, Dutch MOE; where 100% of gr. 4 students reached the lowest benchmark), Singapore (Ho Peng, director-general of education; where students improved their performance from 2007), Russian Federation (Galina Kovaleva, Russian Academy of Education) and Hong Kong (Frederick Leung*, University of Hong Kong) in video 2.
The slides for the NCES press release, which took place at 10 am EST are available at https://nces.ed.gov/timss/results11.asp along with the Highlights report of U.S. performance. If you are interested in receiving the audio component, you should send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
The full reports for the TIMSS and PIRLS study are available at timss.org, along with the encyclopedia of country backgrounds (two volumes), public release questions...