New ERC report compares the reading, mathematics and science achievement of students in DEIS and non-DEIS schools.

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) launches a new report on November 26th which examines the achievement of 15-year old students in DEIS schools. It is based on data collected for the OECD’s PISA study. The new report is a detailed national analysis that compares the achievements of students in DEIS and non-DEIS schools in 2018Read more…

Research Fellow Vacancy

The ERC is recruiting a Research Fellow, a senior researcher with responsibility for the ERC’s tests and large-scale assessment programme. For more information on how to apply please see the Recruitment Notice [in English] or [in Irish]. Closing date is December 4th.  Applications and queries can be sent to vacancies@erc.ie.

ERC publishes report describing the students’ perspectives on their school and on learning mathematics and science in Ireland

The Educational Research Centre (ERC) today launched a report describing the students’ perspectives on their school and on learning mathematics and science in Ireland.  It reports data collected for TIMSS 2015 (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), one of the world’s largest studies of educational achievement, based on the responses of about 9000 studentsRead more…

New standardised test of English literacy for 1st Years – Available free of charge until 6th Nov. 2020

The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), in collaboration with the ERC, is delighted to announce an exciting new standardised test of literacy in English for use in post-primary schools, called the Post-Primary Assessment and Diagnosis – English (PPAD-E). The PPAD-E is a screening and diagnostic tool for assessing literacy skills that is specifically designed forRead more…

Prodigy Learning to provide online assessment platform for standardised testing in Irish schools

The ERC is delighted to announce Prodigy Learning has been awarded the contract to provide an online assessment platform for standardised testing in Irish primary and post-primary schools by the ERC. The ERC are partnering with Prodigy Learning to provide a state-of-the-art platform for delivering standardised tests to Irish schools. Further details can be foundRead more…

Tumoideachas i mBunscoileanna lán-Ghaeilge i gCeantair Mhíbhuntáiste

Tá tuairisc ar an tumoideachas i mbunscoileanna DEIS Banda 1 agus 2 foilsithe ag COGG (An Chomhairle Um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta). Rinne na húdair, Karen Ní Chlochasaigh (Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál, Luimneach), Gerry Shiel (an Foras Taighde ar Oideachas) agus Pádraig Ó Duibhir (Institiúid Oideachais, Ollscoil Bhaile Átha Cliath) iniúchadh ar athróga a bhaineannRead more…

Publications 2020

Articles Department of Education and Skills, National Council for Curriculum and ‎Assessment, Clerkin, A., & Perkins, R. (2020). Ireland. In Kelly, D.L., Centurino, V.A.S., Martin, M.O., & Mullis, I.V.S. (Eds.) (2020). TIMSS 2019 Encyclopedia: Education Policy and Curriculum in Mathematics and Science. [LINK] Fitzgerald C. (2020). Reflections on conducting qualitative school-based research with children: A researchRead more…

Job vacancies at the ERC

The ERC is seeking applications from qualified candidates for three positions – IT Manager (Assistant Principal), HR Officer (Executive Officer), and Clerical Officer. The deadline for submitting applications for all three positions is 5pm on Wednesday, Sept 2. Further information on the positions and details of how to apply are at the links below. Applications andRead more…

ERC strategic plan 2019-2021 published

On April 3, the ERC published its first strategic plan covering 2019-2021. While the Centre has been in existence since 1966, it was not established as an independent statutory body until September 2015. The strategic plan attempts to capture the dual elements of transition and tradition, building on what has been achieved in order toRead more…