Fourth report in ERC Research Series released

The fourth report in the ERC’s Research Series was released on August 16th 2018. The Research Series is designed to provide regular and accessible reports on aspects of the research carried out by the Centre.

The new report is titled PIRLS and ePIRLS 2016: Test content and Irish pupils’ performance, written by Eemer Eivers and Mary Delaney.  It examines Irish pupils’ performance on questions asked in the international study, PIRLS 2016 (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study), and its related online reading assessment, ePIRLS.  The report uses the real texts used in the study and real pupil answers to examine Irish pupils’ particular strengths and weaknesses, and to highlight gender differences.

  • Click here to download PIRLS and ePIRLS 2016: Test content and Irish pupils’ performance.
  • Click here for the press release.

The third report in the Research Series, launched in June 2018, was Inside the post-primary classroom: Mathematics and science teaching in Second Year, written by Aidan Clerkin, Rachel Perkins, and Emma Chubb.

  • Click here to download Inside the post-primary classroom: Mathematics and science teaching in Second Year.
  • Click here for the e-appendix (with additional statistical information).
  • Click here for the press release.

The second report in the Research Series, launched in December 2017, was Inside the primary classroom: What happens in Fourth Class?, written by Aidan Clerkin, Rachel Perkins, and Emma Chubb.

  • Click here for the report.
  • Click here for the press release.

The first report in the Research Series, also launched in December 2017, was Shaping Schools: What TIMSS tells us about education systems, written by Eemer Eivers and Emma Chubb.

  • Click here for the report.
  • Click here for the press release.

Further releases in the Research Series, including analysis of data from PIRLS 2016, are expected later in 2018.