Temporary positions available

The ERC is recruiting temporary staff to score children’s responses on an international reading assessment (PIRLS). Scoring is expected to take place on-site in the ERC from 1 – 19 November. Applications (CV and cover letter) and enquiries to vacancies@erc.ie by 5 pm on Fri 8 October. Click here to download further information about theRead more…

New Head of Governance and Corporate Affairs at the ERC

September 2021: The ERC is delighted to welcome our new Head of Governance and Corporate Affairs, Damian Downes, and congratulate him on his appointment.  Damian was previously Director of Corporate Services at the Medical Council (2019 – 2021), and College Secretary and Registrar at the National College of Art and Design (2011 – 2019). Prior toRead more…

Publications 2021

Articles Duggan, A., Karakolidis, A., Kiniry, J., & Shiel, G. (2021). Investigating educational inequality using national assessment data: The early years of the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy. InTouch, 200, 56–57. [LINK] Gilleece, L. & Delaney, E. (2021). Using data from national and international large-scale assessments in the monitoring and evaluation of DEIS. Leadership+, 119,Read more…

New ERC report examines home and school learning environments, and wellbeing, attitudes and ‎aspirations of students in DEIS and non-DEIS post-primary schools in Ireland.‎

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) launches a new report on June 30th 2021 examining the home ‎and school learning environments of 15-year olds in DEIS and non-DEIS schools. The report – Beyond ‎achievement: home, school and wellbeing findings from PISA 2018 for students in DEIS and non-‎DEIS schools – also describes findings regarding students’ attitudes,Read more…

ERC publishes second report on its longitudinal evaluation of the Digital Learning Framework (DLF)

The ERC has published a report on its independent evaluation of the implementation of the Digital Learning Framework (DLF). The DLF is an important strand of the Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020. The report describes the perspectives of Digital Learning Team leaders (or principals) and teachers, considers progress in implementing the DLF, and describes implications,Read more…

Irish Journal of Education, Vol. 43, 2020

Editorial for Volume 43 Gerry Shiel, Mary Lewis and Jude Cosgrove [DOWNLOAD PDF] Tom Kellaghan and the Irish Journal of Education: Works of a leader and a pioneer in educational research Mary Lewis and Gerry Shiel This article describes the contributions of Thomas Kellaghan (1933-2017) to the Irish Journal of Education between 1967 and 2015,Read more…