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ERC launches a new report about home backgrounds, classrooms and schools of pupils in Urban DEIS schools

The ERC is pleased to have launched a new report – Ireland’s 2021 National Assessments of Mathematics and English Reading: Exploring the home backgrounds, classrooms and schools of pupils in Urban DEIS schools. The report draws on data from the pupil, teacher and school questionnaires from NAMER ’21 and profiles the homes, classrooms, and schoolsRead more…

Irish Journal of Education Special Issue on SCoTENS research

The ERC’s Irish Journal of Education is delighted to publish the Special Issue “Teachers as Researchers: A Cross-Border Collaboration on the Island of Ireland” featuring a selection of open-access, high-quality, practitioner-led research articles from SCoTENS projects. The articles in this Special Issue, covering a variety of topic areas and methodologies, with some focusing on theRead more…

ERC launches results for PISA 2022

The ERC is pleased to release the national results for PISA 2022, with information on the achievements of 15-year olds in Ireland. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The study assesses the knowledge and skills of students in three cognitive domains (mathematics,Read more…

ERC launches a new framework for the evaluation of teachers’ professional learning in Ireland

The framework for the evaluation of teachers’ professional learning in Ireland is the result of a major four-year study commissioned by the Department of Education (DoE). It represents an important step towards meeting commitments made by the DoE to evaluate and enhance the professional development activities of teachers and school leaders. The TPL evaluation frameworkRead more…

ERC launches three new reports about the achievement of primary school pupils in Ireland

The ERC is pleased to have launched three new reports about the achievement of primary school pupils in Ireland. The reports draw on two large-scale studies that took place in 2021: the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), and the National Assessments of Mathematics and English Reading (NAMER). PIRLS 2021: Reading results for IrelandRead more…

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…

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…

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.

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