National Assements Overview
In 2014, the Educational Research Centre carried out National Assessments of mathematics and English reading on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. The 2014 National Assessments are the eighth in a series which began in 1972. These, and the 2009 assessments involve the parallel testing of mathematics and English reading achievement of Second and Sixth Class pupils from a probability sample of 150 primary schools. The tests are based on the Primary School English and Mathematics Curricula. Achievement data are complemented by contextual data obtained from questionnaires completed by school principals, teachers, parents and pupils.
Click here to view sample test items used in previous national assessments.