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…

Folúntais do Chúntóirí Taighde – Research Assistant Vacancies

Tá folúntais do Chúntóirí Taighde le Gaeilge ag an FTO. Is cóir iarratais, le litir chumhdaigh agus curriculum vitae le hainmneacha beirt mholtóirí, a chur go vacancies@erc.ie, faoi 5.00 i.n. ar an Aoine, 19 Meitheamh, 2020. ​(Ba chóir go gcruthódh iarratais ar ríomhphost uathfhreagra – muna bhfaigheann tú freagra go luath tar éis duit d’iarratas a chur isteach,Read more…

Standardised Testing Information

The Department of Education and Skills announced the decision on the 27th April to cancel Standardised Testing for primary schools for the 2019/2020 school year as all schools are currently closed under Covid-19 restrictions and at that time there was uncertainty as to when schools would reopen.  The Department also announced that, as a resultRead more…

ERC offices are closed

ERC offices are closed until further notice due to the COVID 19 outbreak but email communication is operating as normal. Urgent queries to info@erc.ie or phone 086 781 1553. With best wishes to all to stay safe.

New publication: Public Examinations Examined

This World Bank publication is authored by the late Thomas Kellaghan, founder and former director of the ERC, and Vincent Greaney. It describes public examination practices in an extensive range of countries and is likely to be of interest and relevance to policymakers, teachers, test and curriculum developers and examiners nationally and internationally. It drawsRead 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…