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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…

ERC publishes its second strategic plan (2022-2024)

The ERC submitted its second strategic plan (2022-2024) to the Department of Education on April 1, 2022, and today published the plan on its website. The plan is built on the successes and learning from the previous three years, as well as the profound and evolving impacts of the pandemic. It presents a vision ofRead more…

New ERC report examines school, classroom and home factors associated with reading literacy

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) launches a new report on April 28th 2022 which provides more detail on the performance of students in Ireland on the PISA 2018 reading literacy assessment. The report – Reading Literacy in Ireland in PISA 2018: Performance, Policy and Practice –  draws on data collected from principals, teachers, parents andRead more…

IJE Vol. 45 – Call for submissions for Special Issue

The first paper in Vol. 45 of the Irish Journal of Education (IJE) has been published. You can read Kathleen Carroll’s (2022) paper on educational disadvantage in Ireland here. In addition, we are pleased to announce a call for submissions for a special issue of the IJE that will showcase SCoTENS-funded research projects carried outRead more…

New online ordering ‎system for paper tests – Córas nua ordaithe ar líne le ‎haghaidh tástálacha páipéir

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) is excited to announce the launch of its new online ordering ‎platform for paper tests which is available for schools to use through ERC DOTS (the Drumcondra ‎Online Testing System). ‎ The new ordering system for paper tests is available for all schools to use, even if you have notRead more…

New Interim Chief Executive appointed

The ERC’s Governing Board has approved the appointment of Dr Aidan Clerkin as the new Interim Chief Executive of the ERC. The current Chief Executive, Dr Jude Cosgrove, is finishing on April 29 to take up a position with the European Commission. The Board and staff of the ERC wish to acknowledge and give sincereRead more…

ERC welcomes the expansion of the DEIS programme

The ERC welcomes the announcement of the expansion of DEIS at primary and post-primary levels. The ERC has been working with the Department of Education for many years on the monitoring and evaluation of DEIS and has supported work on the revised DEIS identification model. The revised DEIS identification system is possible as there haveRead more…

Temporary positions available for the scoring of student responses on a ‎maths and science assessment

In April and May 2022, the Educational Research Centre (ERC) will be involved in scoring student responses on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).  TIMSS is an international comparative study of mathematics and science achievement at both primary (Fourth class) and post-primary (Second Year) level. It takes place every four years andRead more…

ERC launches second report on teachers’ professional learning (TPL)‎

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) is delighted to launch a report on the second 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, with a focus on student wellbeing. This report contains findings from a survey ofRead more…

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