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Casual full-time staff required (General Operative)

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) is seeking applications from hard working candidates for ‎inclusion on a panel of casual staff. The Centre operates from DCU St Patrick’s Campus in Drumcondra ‎and also from its Test Department on Richmond Road Drumcondra. At various times of the year the ERC ‎requires casual staff to help dispatching testingRead more…

ERC is looking to appoint subject experts for national advisory committees

The ERC is looking to appoint mathematics and science experts to the following national advisory committees: mathematics expert to the PISA National Advisory Committee (until the end of 2025) science experts to the PISA National Advisory Committee (until the end of 2025) and the TIMSS National Advisory Committee (until the end of 2024). These areRead more…

Research Associate Vacancies- Folúntais Do Chomhlaigh Taighde

PANELS FOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATES (PERMANENT, FIXED TERM AND SPECIFIED PURPOSE) /PAINÉIL DO CHOMHLAIGH TAIGHDE (BUAN, TÉARMA SEASTA AGUS CUSPÓIR SONRACH) The Centre is now creating a panel of Research Associates to assist in the management of large-scale assessment, evaluation studies and/or test development. Further information on the Centre’s current programme of work is available here.Read more…

Christmas closure – Dúnadh na Nollag

The ERC’s Test Department and Centre on St Patrick’s Campus will be closed for business from 5 p.m. on Thursday 22nd December 2022 and will reopen on 3rd  January 2023 at 9am. Should you wish to place an order for tests during these dates, please email your order to tests@erc.ie and you order will be processed andRead more…

New ERC report explores pupils’ experiences of reading at home and at school in PIRLS 2016

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) is pleased to launch a new report that uses data from PIRLS 2016 to examine what Fourth class pupils thought about reading and how they experienced literacy at home and in the classroom. The report draws on questionnaires completed by pupils, their parents/guardians, and their class teachers. Findings from PIRLSRead more…

Temporary posts – Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) ‎

Between 21st November – 16th December 2022, the Educational Research Centre (ERC) will be involved in scoring student responses on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and is seeking temporary staff to assist with this. PISA is an international computer-based assessment of 15 and 16-year-olds in science, reading and mathematics. It is a studyRead more…

IEA Conference – Pre-conference workshops announced!

The pre-conference workshops for the 2023 IEA IRC have been announced. Taking place on 26th and 27th June 2023, these workshops will give international researchers the chance to advance their knowledge and skills in topics related to secondary analysis of data from IEA large-scale assessments. Registration for the conference opens on December 1st 2022. MoreRead more…

New ERC report examines trends in digital technologies in post-primary schools and students’ school and home contexts

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) launches a new report on September 29th 2022 which draws on data from three cycles of PISA – 2012, 2015 and 2018 – to examine trends in digital technologies in post-primary schools and students’ school and home contexts.  The report, Digital technologies in education – Ireland in the International Context:Read more…

Submissions are open for the 10th IEA IRC 2023 in Dublin

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) is delighted to announce that the call for submissions for the 10th IEA International Research Conference 2023 is now open. We invite you to submit your proposals for individual papers, symposia, or posters. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2022. Further information is available here.

ERC launches two new reports on teachers’ professional learning (TPL)

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) is delighted to launch two new reports from the third phase of a four-year study commissioned by the Department of Education, the purpose of which is to develop an evaluation framework for teachers’ professional learning in Ireland. The Phase 3a report outlines findings from a consultation with TPL providers andRead more…

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