Data file: PIRLS 2006 - Population 1 - Teacher Background File - All Countries v1.0
The teachers of the students who were sampled for PIRLS were administered a teacher background questionnaire with questions pertaining to their background and their teaching practices in the classes of the sampled students. Each teacher was asked to respond to a questionnaire for each class taught that contained sampled students. The teacher background data files contain one record for each teacher who teaches the sampled students. If a teacher taught more than one class, he or she was expected to complete a questionnaire for each class taught. In the teacher background data files, each teacher is assigned a unique identification number (IDTEACH) and a link number (IDLINK) that is specific to the class taught by that teacher and to which the information in the data record.