On September 11th, the ERC published the latest report on the evaluation of the School Support Programme under DEIS. As part of the evaluation, large-scale assessment of reading and mathematics achievement has been carried out on four occasions since 2007, most recently in 2016. Previous evaluation reports have summarised the achievement outcomes from each rounds of testing. Contextual information on pupils’ lives and learning has also been collected from pupils themselves, their parents and their teachers, via questionnaires administered in conjunction with the achievement tests. This new report summarises the contextual information collected between 2007 and 2016, and explores links between achievement outcomes and characteristics and practices of pupils, families and schools.
Read the executive summary here.
Read the full report here.