Online Testing – System interruption

Sincere apologies for the intermittent interruption to service that we are experiencing today, and for the associated inconvenience. Our DOTS team is working with the developers to make sure the system is back running as normal as quickly as possible. Schools planning to test on 22nd or 23rd May may wish to contact dots@erc.ie forRead more…

Test Orders Update

You may already be aware that the Test Department is dealing with an unusually high volume of orders.  In order to deal with these as quickly as possible, the Test Department will not be taking calls between 14:00 -17:00 for the moment.  We will update you as this changes.

ERC strategic plan 2019-2021 published

On April 3, the ERC published its first strategic plan covering 2019-2021. While the Centre has been in existence since 1966, it was not established as an independent statutory body until September 2015. The strategic plan attempts to capture the dual elements of transition and tradition, building on what has been achieved in order toRead more…

Process Data Conference and Workshop, Dublin – May 2019

Conference and Workshop Event 16th-17th May, Riu Plaza The Gresham, Dublin 1, Ireland The Educational Research Centre (Dublin, Ireland) and Educational Testing Service (Princeton, NJ, USA) are collaborating to support the growing interest in log-file and process data from international large-scale assessments. A conference and workshop will take place on the 16th and 17th May,Read more…

New report on the Home-School-Community Liaison Scheme in DEIS schools

The Home-School-Community Liaison (HSCL) Scheme was established in 1990 in designated areas of disadvantage by the (then) Department of Education. Initially introduced as a pilot project, the scheme was extended several times, and in 2005 became available to all primary and post-primary schools that were participants in DEIS. The philosophy underpinning the scheme is theRead more…