Gerry is a Research Fellow at the ERC. He has overall responsibility for the development of standardised tests of reading and mathematics at primary and post-primary levels, and for science at post—primary level. A member of staff at the ERC since March 1993, he is also National Project Manager for the OECD PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) 2015 Study. He hold a B. Ed. (NUI St Patrick’s College), an M. S. Ed. in Reading (Western Illinois University), and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy (University of Texas at Austin).