ICCS 2016


The IEA International Civic and Citizenship Study (ICCS) is an on-going, comparative research program of the Inter­national Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). It investigates the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens. ICCS reports on students’ knowledge and understanding of concepts and issues related to civics and citizenship, as well as their value beliefs, at­titudes, and behaviors.


In addition, ICCS collects and analyzes a rich array of contextual data from policy makers, teachers, school principals, and the students themselves about the organi­zation and content of civic and citizenship education in the curriculum, teacher qualifications and experiences, school environment and climate, and home and com­munity support.


The upcoming cycle of the program, ICCS 2016, builds on three studies in this area conducted by IEA in 9 countries in 1971, in 28 countries in 1999 (CIVED), and 38 countries in 2009 (ICCS 2009).



News & Events

ICCS 2016 Assessment Framework Released


The ICCS 2016 assessment framework provides a conceptual underpinning to the measurement of antecedents, processes, and outcomes of civic and citizenship education undertaken in the second cycle of this study.

ICCS 2019 Extended - IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study

In collaboration with UNESCO, ICCS 2019 is launched to help countries monitor progress toward the new sustainable development goals (SDG), especially target 4.7. ICCS 2019 will build on the main cycle of the ICCS 2016, extending the country and thematic coverage of this well-established trend study.